On August 11th, author Carola Hansson will be awarded the Selma Lagerlof Literary Award. The prize is intended as a reward for an outstanding author in Selma Lagerlöfs spirit and the prize is 100,000 SEK. The prize has previously been given to Astrid Lindgren among others.
The motivation for being awarded the prize of 2018:
“ An author that creates a world of poems where dreams become reality, where reality becomes a dream. The conditions in the world of poetry is loss; exile, it’s engine is the search for the essential that makes sense just by searching for its meaning.”