Runeberg Prize longlist announced

The longlist for one of the most prestigious literary awards in Finland, the Runeberg Prize, was announced, and we are excited to see our authors on it!

Among the 19 longlisted titles, The Woman Who Loved Insects by Selja Ahava, Margarita by Anni Kytömäki, REC by Marisha Rasi-Koskinen and Love Is a Tame Animal by Peter Sandström are represented by HLA.

Additionally, 5 more titles on the longlist are published by HLA’s shareholders: Adult People by Jan Forsström (Teos Publishers), Hunting Game by Ulrika Hansson (Schildts & Söderströms), Where to Go by Marko Järvikallas (Siltala), These Precious Things by Otto Lehtinen (Gummerus) and Shadow People by Jarkko Volanen (Teos Publishers).

We are also thrilled to represent three nominees of the Runeberg Junior Prize: Night Express by Karin Erlandsson & Peter Bergting, Ruby’s Secret by Vuokko Hurme and Maggan – All Year Round by Ellen Strömberg & Elin Löf.

Runeberg Prize is a prestigious literary prize 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. The prize, worth 10,000 euros, is given out in two categories: fiction and children’s books. The shortlist will be announced on the 12th of December, and the winner on The Runeberg’s Day, the 5th of February 2021.

Congratulations to all the longlisted authors!