The August Prize 2022
Three award winners of the August Prize 2022 and the title Best Swedish Book of the Year were announced on November 28th in the categories fiction, non-fiction and children & young adult.
Author: Ia Genberg
Publishing house: Weyler Förlag
Title: Jag har torkat nog många golv
Author: Nina van den Brink
Publishing house: Norstedts
Children & Young Adult
Title: Vi ska ju bara cykla förbi
Author: Ellen Strömberg
Publishing house: Rabén & Sjögren och Schildts & Söderströms
Since 1994 each year a young promising author between the age of 16 to 20 receives the Junior August Prize. This year Ali Alonzo was awarded the prize for the novel Döden I Rom.
Bertil Falck got the Swedish Publishers’ Association’s honorary award for being one of the initiators when starting the Gothenburg Book Fair in 1985.
The August Prize is named after the famous Swedish author August Strindberg, and is one of the most celebrated and prestigious literary prizes in Sweden.
Founded by the Swedish Publishers’ Association in 1989, the intention was to institute an annual award for the best Swedish books of the year in order to increase public interest in Swedish contemporary literature.
Cover photo: Teodor Axlund.