1. March, 2017
The special award for academic work of outstanding quality in 2016 by Hagþenkir, the Assocation of Icelandic Non-fiction Writers was granded the 1st of March to the historian Viðar Hreinsson for his work Jón lærði og nátturur nátturunnar.
The Association has, since 1987, conferred a special award for academic work of outstanding quality, and in recent years ten writers have gained nominations for this award, which claims the longest continuous record of literary prizes presented in Iceland. Hagþenkir is a member of The Nordic Council of Writers and Translators.