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West Nordic Council's Children and Youth Literature Prize is a literary award, which was established in 2002 by the West Nordic Council. The prize is awarded every second year at the annual meeting of the West Nordic Council, normally in August. The three countries of the North West region of Northern Europe are Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands (Greenland and Faroe Islands are constiuent countries within the Danish Kingdom). These countries nominate one literary work each. The winner gets a reward of DKK 60 000 and his or her book is translated into the other two languages of the region and into one of the Scandinavian languages: Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or Finnish, without any expenses for the winner.

The winners

The Nominees

2016

Rakel Helmsdal is nominated from the Faroe Islands in 2016.

From Iceland

From Greenland

From the Faroe Islands

2014

From Iceland

From Greenland

From the Faroe Islands

2012

From Iceland

  • Með heiminn í vasanum (With the World in the Pocket / Danish title: Med hele verden i lommen), by Margrét Örnólfsdóttir

From Greenland

  • Kaassalimik oqaluttuaq (The Story of Kaassali / Danish title: Fortælling om Kaassali), by Lars-Pele Berthelsen

From the Faroe Islands

2010

Gerður Kristný won the prize in 2010.

From Iceland

From Greenland

From the Faroe Islands

2008

From Iceland

From Greenland

From the Faroe Islands

2006

Bárður Oskarsson from the Faroe Islands won the prize in 2006.

From Iceland

From Greenland

From the Faroe Islands

  • Ein hundur, ein ketta og ein mús (A dog, a cat and a Mouse / Danish title: En hund, en kat og en mus), by Bárður Oskarsson

2004

From Greenland

  • Inuk sodavandillu akuukkat (Inuk - The poisoned soft drink / Danish title: Inuk - og forgiftede sodavand), by Jokum Nielsen

From Iceland

From the Faroe Islands

2002

Andri Snær Magnason won the prize in 2002.

From Greenland

From Iceland

From the Faroe Islands

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