Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Nordic Council prizes handed out – Finland became no – Swedish YLE

The Literature Prize went to Norway, children and young adults the price as musikpriset to Sweden, film prize to Iceland and environment prize to Faroes – it was the end result of the Nordic International when the Nordic Council gave out her five prize during a festive gala evening in Reykjavík in the evening.

Unfortunately went Finland prislös from this battle – despite good candidates in all categories.

In general it can be said that the award ceremony was a true male story – all the awardees namely men (except the Icelandic film producer Agnes Johansen). Talented men indeed.

The Swedish music prize winner Svante Henryson was however an impassioned all young musicians guys where he hoped they bothered to be as much present fathers creative musician.

The playwright, poet and prose writer Jon Fosse was noticeably touched and delighted Nordic Council Literature Prize and to be praised for his prose – in his acceptance speech said Jon Fosse also that he will henceforth concentrate on writing prose and thus he puts the drama aside.

Jakob Wegelius thanked for his part for the practical Nordic cooperation, which resulted in his writing: his mother is namely the Swedish and his father Finnish, so without them there would have been no either by him or his writings, told Wegelius in his acceptance speech at the awards ceremony in Reykjavík.

The Norwegian author and playwright Jon Fosse was among the favorites prior to the distribution of The Nordic Council Literature – not least because Fosse been nominated for the price once before (in 2001), but this time the prize went to Fosse compatriot Jan Kjærstad.

Jon Fosse The awards ceremony in Reykjavík. Jon Fosse, the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2015 Photo: Magnus Fröderberg / norden.org

But this year it went way, and Jon Fosse praised for his work trilogy , a collection consisting of three works tightly bound to each other via the protagonists Asle and Alida.

The winning criteria is:

“This year’s prize winner is a rare example of how formal innovation can go hand in hand with a content that is able to touch across time and place. In a prose story with clear poetic qualities, and with a conscious and playful attitude to history tells a love story that spans all and no time. The author has like few others the ability to carve their very own literary form. sounding from the Bible and the Christian vision of poetry combined with tension-creating elements and poetic images in a way that opens the story of two people who love each other, to the world and history. “

trilogy published in Swedish in the spring.

Learn more about Jon Fosse’s work, as well as all the candidates for the literature prize In an article in the Swedish Yle culture web .

The Nordic Council’s Children and Young Price go to the Swedish writer Jakob Wegelius The killer monkey , a brick novel for children devour age. A staggering story that is a sailor’s history, a detective story and an adventure story in a package.

Last year rendered The killer monkey Jakob Wegelius the Swedish August Prize in the category Swedish children’s and young adult book.

According to the citation found Jakob Wegelius new life into the classic adventure story with romance The killer monkey

“Together with the gorilla Sally Jones gets the reader to experience Lisbon’s dilapidated docklands, follow with breathtaking journeys across the oceans and staying in Maharaja of Bhapurs sumptuous court – all in her attempts to whitewash his best friend, sailor Henry Koskela. Driven by pure joy of narration and a fine sense of personal portrayal brings to life the author a piece of early 1900-century history, not least through a fascination with the future of all technical innovations. The book as a whole experience is completed by the detailed portraits and vignettes, as well as the maps where we can follow Sally Jones adventure. “

The killer monkey is a sequel to the comic novel, The Legend of Sally Jones .

The Nordic Council Film Prize go to the Icelandic director and writer Dagur Kári and producer Baltasar Kormákur and Agnes Johansen for Fusi with reason:

“A refined simple and visually inventive story about preserving their goodness and innocence in a seemingly impregnable world. Dagur Kári’s artistic conquest of a male” virgin mountain “is a deeply moving and captivating film that signs a dignified portrait of his giant Hero, as well as accurate depictions of the women who surround him. “

Learn more about all the candidates for the Nordic Council Film Prize at to 51 percent of the Faroese energy is sustainable. SEV has in recent years made great advances in green energy and works from the target to deliver 100 percent sustainable energy from wind and water there by 2030.


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