Steve Sem-Sandberg is nominated for the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize for his critically acclaimed novel W.

The Nordic Council Literature Prize was first awarded in 1962. It goes to a literary work written in one of the Nordic languages, such as poetry, prose, or drama that meets high literary and artistic standards. The purpose of the Nordic Council’s five prizes is to raise interest in the Nordic cultural community and Nordic co-operation on the environment, as well as to recognise outstanding artistic and environmental efforts.

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony for the Nordic Council prizes in Reykjavik this autumn.