Female dominance among August nominees for best children’s book

Illustration by Maria Nilsson Thore from Lotta Olsson’s “Konstiga djur”.

The nominees for this year’s August Prize have just been announced. These are the candidates in the category for best Swedish children’s book 2011:

Viveka Sjögren, “I den tysta minuten mellan”
Jessica Schiefauer, “Pojkarna”
Sara Lundberg, “Vita streck och Öjvind”
Lotta Olsson, “Konstiga djur”
Mats Strandberg och Sara Bergmark Elfgren, “Cirkeln”
Maria Nilsson Thore, “Petras prick”

The prize winners will be announced on November 21st.

The August statuette by artist Mikael Fare.

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