This year's literature

 

The Nordic Literature Week is held every year with three books that are chosen to be read aloud. All the books reflect that year's theme and are chosen with three different target groups in mind. This year, the popular book, Handbook for Superheroes, has been chosen as the children's book. It is written by the Swedish couple, Elias and Agnes Våhlund, and is suitable for listeners aged 5-11. Those Who Don't Exist will be read aloud to young listeners aged between the age 12-17. It is written by the Norwegian author, Simon Stranger, and has been mentioned as the most important contemporary book for teenagers. Last but not least, the novel, Icelandic Kings, has been chosen as the adult book. It is written by the Icelandic author, Einar Már Guðmundsson who, among other things, received the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1995.

 

Before the Nordic Literature Week starts, the extracts chosen for the read aloud from the three books will be made available on the website for registered institutions in all the Nordic languages and English. The reading extract from Icelandic Kings will also be made available in French and German. The extracts are made for an estimated reading session of 30 minutes.

 

Click on the book covers to read more about this year's books.

 

THE READ ALOUD BOOKS FOR 2018: 

Morning dawn

                              Morning dawn

 

                                Evening dusk

 

Handbook for superheroes

De som ikke finnes

Islenskir kongar

               Children

              Handbook for Superheroes

              By Elias and Agnes Våhlund (SE)

 

               Will be available in:

               All Nordic and Baltic languages

               English

               Youth

              Those Who Don't Exist

              By Simon Stranger (NO)

 

               Will be available in:

               All Nordic and Baltic languages

               English

 

                

               Adults

              Icelandic Kings

              By Einar Már Guðmundsson

 

               Will be available in:

               All Nordic and Baltic languages

               English

               French

               German