The August Prize 2023
Three award winners of the August Prize 2023 and the title Best Swedish Book of the Year were announced on November 27th in the categories Fiction, Non-fiction, and Children's and Youth Literature.
Title: Jävla karlar
Author: Andrev Walden
Publishing house: Bokförlaget Polaris
Title: Zorn – ett liv, en tid
Author: Per Svensson
Publishing house: Albert Bonniers Förlag
Children's and Youth Literature
Title: Vitsippor och pissråttor
Author: Oskar Kroon
Illustration: Hanna Klinthage
Publishing house: Rabén & Sjögren
Since 1994 each year a young promising author between the age of 16 to 20 receives the Junior August Prize. This year Emilia Piotrowska was awarded the prize for the novel Och allting dör.
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.