The Icelandic Children’s Literature Prize

Íslensku barnabókaverðlaunin

This is a prize hosted by publisher Vaka-Helgafell. It is the result of a competition, where writers hand in unpublished manuscripts and the winning script, chosen by a panel of judges, is consequently published. The prize is awarded in autumn.

2017

Elísa Jóhannsdóttir: Er ekki allt í lagi með þig? (What‘s Wrong With You?)

2016

Inga M. Beck: Skóladraugurinn (The School Ghost)

2015

Ragnheiður Eyjólfsdóttir: Skuggasaga – Arftakinn (A Story of Shadows – The Successor)

2014

Guðni Líndal Benediktsson: Leitin að Blóðey (The Search for Blood-Isle)

2013

No award given

2012

Kjartan Yngvi Björnsson and Snæbjörn Brynjarsson: Hrafnsauga (Raven's Eye)

2011

Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir: Flugan sem stöðvaði stríðið (The Fly That Stopped the War)

2010

Þorgrímur Þráinsson: Ertu guð, afi? (Are You God, Grandpa?)

2009

Guðmundur Brynjólfsson: Þvílík vika (What a Week)

2008

Gunnar Theodór Eggertsson: Steindýrin (The Stone Animals)

2007

Hrund Þórsdóttir: Loforðið (The Promise)

2006

Margrét Tryggvadóttir and Halldór Baldursson: Sagan af undurfögru prinsessunni og hugrakka prinsinum hennar (The Story of the Beautiful Princess and Her Brave Prince)
Héðinn Svarfdal Björnsson: Háski og hundakjöt (Danger and Dog's Meat)

2005

No award given

2004

Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir: Leyndardómur ljónsins (The Lion's Secret)

2003

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: Biobörn (BIO Children)

2002

Harpa Jónsdóttir: Ferðin til Samiraka (The Trip to Samiraka)

2001

Gunnhildur Hrólfsdóttir: Sjáumst aftur... (See You Again ...)

2000

Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir: Leikur á borði (Play on a Table)

1999

No award given

1998

Guðmundur Ólafsson: Heljarstökk afturábak (Backflip)

1997

Þorgrímur Þráinsson: Margt býr í myrkrinu (Lurking in the Dark)

1996

Ingibjörg Möller: Grillaðir bananar (Grilled Bananas)

1995

Herdís Egilsdóttir: Veislan í barnavagninum (The Party in the Baby Carriage)
Þórey Friðbjörnsdóttir: Eplasneplar (Apple Lobes)

1994

Guðrún H. Eiríksdóttir: Röndóttir spóar (Stripey Whimbrels)

1993

Elías Snæland Jónsson: Brak og brestir (Cracks and Creaks)

1992

Friðrik Erlingsson: Benjamín dúfa (Benjamin Dove)

1991

Iðunn Steinsdóttir: Gegnum þyrnigerðið (Through the Thorn Hedge)

1990

Karl Helgason: Í pokahorninu (Up His Sleeve)

1989

Heiður Baldursdóttir: Álagadalurinn (The Valley of Spells)

1988

Kristín Loftsdóttir: Fugl í búri (A Bird in a Cage)

1987

Kristín Steinsdóttir: Franskbrauð með sultu (White Bread With Jam)

1986

Guðmundur Ólafsson: Emil og Skundi (Emil and Skundi)