Kristín Eiríksdóttir and Kristín Ómarsdóttir Nominated for Nordic Council Literature Prize

Authors Kristín Eiríksdóttir and Kristín Ómarsdóttir have been nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize. Kristín Eiriksdóttir was nominated for her novel Elín, ýmislegt (English title, A Fist or a Heart) and Kristín Ómarsdóttir was nominated for her poetry collection Kóngulær í sýningargluggum (‘Spiders in the Display Windows’).

The authors were nominated alongside 11 others from Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Norway, the Sami Language Area, Sweden, and Åland. The winner will be announced on October 29 in Sotckholm and the winner will receive the prize’s Northern Lights statuette and DKK 350,000 [ISK 6.36 million; $53,182; €46,904].

Last year, the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize went to Icelandic author Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir for her novel Ör (English title Hotel Silence). An Icelandic author has won seven times since the prize first started being awarded in 1962.

Read the full list of nominees and the motivations for each nomination, in English, here.

Golden Globe Nomination for Jónsi of Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi has been co-nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Song, Vísir reports. He earned the nomination for his song Revelation from the film Boy Erased.

Jónsi co-wrote the song with Brett McLaughlin and Troye Sivan, an actor with a small role in the movie who also sings on the track. Per an interview that Troye gave Variety, the actor-singer was eager to contribute a song to the film and had penned several of them, unsolicited. While none of those made it into the final movie, director Joel Edgerton did request that he collaborate with Jónsi on a specific scene.

“Jónsi from Sigur Rós was working on some music for one scene where he had started this little piano melody, but he didn’t really know where to go lyrically or melodically,” Troye remarked. “So that’s when Joel, Jónsi, and I went for breakfast one morning and they talked to me about that specific scene, and I ended up writing the song later that day.”

Revelation is nominated alongside Annie Lennox’s Requiem for a Private War (from A Private War), Dolly Parton and Linda Perry’s Girl in the Movies (from Dumplin’), Kendrick Lamar’s All the Stars (from Black Panther), and Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt’s Shallow (from A Star is Born).

Jónsi has written songs for films previously, including Go Do and several others from the film We Bought a Zoo, as well as several songs, such as Sticks and Stones, for the How to Train Your Dragon movies.

Watch a video (with lyrics) for the song here.