Nominations for the Icelandic Literary Prize

The nominations for the 2013 Icelandic Literary Prize have been announced. For the first time, in the 25 years since the prize was established, children's and youth literature is nominated in a respective prize category, in addition to the traditional categories of Fiction and Non-fiction. The nominations for 2013 are as follows: Children's and Youth Literature: Tímakistan by Andri Snær Magnason, Brosbókin byJóna Valborg Árnadóttir and Elsa Nielsen, Freyju saga by Sif Sigmarsdóttur, Strokubörnin á Skuggaskeri by Sigrún Eldjárn Vísindabók Villa byVilhelm Anton Jónsson. Fiction/Poetry: 1983 by Eiríkur Guðmundsson, Sæmd by Guðmundur Andri Thorsson, Fiskarnir hafa enga fætur by Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Mánasteinn by Sjón Dísusaga-Konan með gulu töskuna by Vigdís Grímsdóttir. Non-fiction: Leiftur á horfinni öld – Hvað er merkilegt við íslenskar fornbókmenntir? by Gísli Sigurðsson, Íslenska teiknibókin by Guðbjörg Kristjánsdóttir, Vatnið í náttúru Íslands by Guðmundur Pál Ólafsson, Fjallabókin by Jón Gauti Jónsson, Stangveiðar á Íslandi og Íslensk Vatnabók by Sölvi  Björn Sigurðsson