The August Prize (named for Strindberg, of course) is the Swedish Publishers' Union's annual award for Swedish-language literature published in the last year (think Booker with umlauts). This year's nominees:
- En liten historia (A Little Story), Eva Adolfsson
- St?derna inuti Hall (The Cities Inside Hall), Johannes Anyuru
- Hotel Galicja, Per Agne Erkelius
- Den siste greken (The Last Greek), Aris Fioretos
- Vad hj?lper det en m?nniska om hon h?ller rent vatten ?ver sig i alla sina dagar (What Does It Help A Person If She Pours Clean Water Over Herself For All Of Her Days), Ann J?derlund
- De fattiga i Ł?dź (The Poor In Ł?dź), Steve Sem-Sandberg
To my knowledge, there are no translations in the works of either title. Several notable authors were left off the list, including (Eric's gonna have a field day with this) two high-profile Finland-Swedish authors, Kiell West? and Monika Fagerholm.
That said, and not having read any of them (I've glanced through Fioretos' book), they all seem to have been very well received and so far nobody seems to be complaining. The winner will be announced on November 23rd.