was established in 1989 by the Swedish Publishers’ Association to reward the best newly published books in Swedish every year.
will be awarded in three categories; This year’s Swedish literary book, this year’s Swedish non-fiction, and this year’s Swedish children’s and young adult book.
The prize consists of 100 000 and a bronze statuette of Michael Fare.
This year’s prize will be awarded on August Gala 23 November.
2014 was awarded to Kristina Sandberg Year award Swedish fiction book “Life at any price”, the last book in her trilogy about the housewife May This year’s Swedish non-fiction went to Lars Lerin for “Natural Learning” and this year’s Swedish children’s and young adult book went to Jakob Wegelius and “killer ape”.
In connection with the August award ceremony will also be revealed who has received the Little August Prize. The prize was established in 1994 to increase young people’s interest in reading and writing and directed to young people between 16 and 20 years. The prize sum is SEK 15 000. 2014 Little August Prize went to “Orangery” by Matilde Villegas Bengtsson.