Swedish Academy Nordic Prize
Awarded forthe Nordic writer who has done significant work in any of the Academy's areas of operations or interests
Date1986
LocationStockholm, Stockholm
CountrySweden
Presented bySwedish Academy
Reward(s)A monetary award of SEK 400,000
Currently held byRosa Liksom

The Nordic Prize (Swedish: nordiska pris) is a literary award presented annually by the Swedish Academy. The recipient is someone from the Nordic countries who has done significant work in any of the Academy's areas of operations or interests.[1] The inaugural award was in 1986 and was founded with a donation from Karen and Karl Ragnar Gierows.[1] The prize amount consists of kr 400,000.[1] The prize has been referred to as the "little Nobel" because it is awarded by the same Academy that gives the Nobel Prize.[2]

Recipients

Year Picture Laureate Country Language(s) Genre(s) References
1986 Villy Sørensen
(1929–2001)
 Denmark Danish short story, philosophy, literary criticism
1987
William Heinesen
(1900–1991)
 Faroe Islands Danish poetry, novel, short story
1988 Nils Erik Enkvist
(1925–2009)
 Finland Finnish literary criticism, linguistics
1989
Rolf Jacobsen
(1907–1994)
 Norway Norwegian poetry
1990 Henrik Nordbrandt
(b. 1945)
 Denmark Danish poetry, novel, essay
1991
Tomas Tranströmer
(1931–2015)
 Sweden Swedish poetry, translation
1992
Thor Vilhjálmsson
(1925–2011)
 Iceland Icelandic novel, short story
1993
Paavo Haavikko
(1931–2008)
 Finland Finnish poetry, drama, essay
1994
Inger Christensen
(1935–2009)
 Denmark Danish poetry, novel, essay
1995
Lars Ahlin
(1915–1997)
 Sweden Swedish novel
1996
Arne Næss
(1912–2009)
 Norway Norwegian philosophy
1997
Bo Carpelan
(1926–2011)
 Finland Finnish poetry, novel
1998
Lars Forssell
(1928–2007)
 Sweden Swedish poetry, drama, songwriting
1999
Klaus Rifbjerg
(1931–2015)
 Denmark Danish novel, short story, essay, drama, poetry
2000
Lars Huldén
(1926–2016)
 Finland Finnish translation, linguistics
2001
Willy Kyrklund
(1921–2009)
 Sweden Finnish and Swedish short story, novel, essay
2002 Torben Brostrøm
(b. 1927)
 Denmark Danish essay, literary criticism
2003
Lars Norén
(1944–2021)
 Sweden Swedish drama, novel, poetry
2004 Guðbergur Bergsson
(b. 1932)
 Iceland Icelandic novel, short story, translation
2005
Göran Sonnevi
(b. 1939)
 Sweden Swedish poetry, translation [3][4]
2006
Pia Tafdrup
(b. 1952)
 Denmark Danish poetry, novel, drama [5][6]
2007
Jon Fosse
(b. 1959)
 Norway Norwegian novel, drama, poetry, essay [7][8]
2008
Sven-Eric Liedman
(b. 1939)
 Sweden Swedish philosophy, essay [9][10]
2009 Kjell Askildsen
(b. 1929)
 Norway Norwegian short story, novel [11][12]
2010
Per Olov Enquist
(1934–2020)
 Sweden Swedish drama, novel
2011
Ernst Håkon Jahr
(b. 1948)
 Norway Norwegian linguistics [13][14]
2012
Einar Már Guðmundsson
(b. 1954)
 Iceland Icelandic novel, short story, poetry, essay [15]
2013
Sofi Oksanen
(b. 1977)
 Finland Finnish and English poetry, drama, novel, essay [16]
2014
Lars Gustafsson
(1936–2016)
 Sweden Swedish poetry, novel, short stories
2015
Thomas Bredsdorff
(b. 1937)
 Denmark Danish literary criticism [17]
2016
Monika Fagerholm
(b. 1961)
 Sweden Swedish novel, short story [18]
2017
Dag Solstad
(b. 1941)
 Norway Norwegian novel, short story, drama [19]
2018
Agneta Pleijel
(b. 1940)
 Sweden Swedish novel, drama, poetry, literarcy criticism [20]
2019
Karl Ove Knausgård
(b. 1958)
 Norway Norwegian novel, autobiography [21]
2020
Rosa Liksom
(b. 1958)
 Finland Finnish novel, short story [22]
2021 Eldrid Lunden  Norway Norwegian poetry, essays [23]

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