HLA authors on the longlist for the Runeberg Prize

It is the first time in the 33 years history of the award that the longlist is announced, and HLA is proud to see two of its authors on it!

HLA’s authors on the longlist are the Finlandia-winning Pirkko Saisio and her new book Prevarications (Siltala, 2019) and Antti Rönkä and his striking debut novel Off the Ground (Gummerus, 2019).

Runeberg Prize is a prestigeous literary award named after the Finnish national poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg. It is one of the most important literary awards in Finland in addition to the Finlandia Prize. It is worth 10,000 euros and given out yearly in two categories: fiction and children’s books.

The shortlist of 5–8 nominees will be announced on 12th of December, and the winner on the 5th of February, 2020.

Earlier this month it was announced that the hilarious children’s verse book The Life of Fart by Malin Klingenberg & Sanna Mander was nominated for the Runeberg Junior Prize.

Congratulations to the authors and wishing all the best in the competition!