Einar Karasson and Sjón are this year’s Icelandic nominations for the Nordic Literature Awards. Each of the five Nordic countries submit their own nominations for the award. Last year, Hallgrímur Helgasson of Iceland won the award for Author of Iceland.
Einar Karasson, whose novel Devil’s Island has been translated into English and is the basis for a movie by Fridrick Thor Fridricksson, was nominated for Storm. Sjón was nominated for his novel Skugga-Baldur.