Nelson Tigerpaw among nominees for the Nils Holgersson Plaque

20 Aug 2020

Lena Frölander-Ulf’s Nelson Tigertass is nominated for the Nils Holgersson Plaque – Best Children’s and YA’s Book in Swedish.

The Swedish Library Association has announced the nominees for the annual Nils Holgersson Plaque. Among the three nominees is Lena Frölander-Ulf’s novel Nelson Tigerpaw (in Swedish Nelson Tigertass) – a huge congrats to Lena!

The winner of the award will be announced within the next few weeks.

The Nils Holgersson Plaque was established in 1950 and is awarded annually to  to the author of the best book for children and young adults in the Swedish language. The award is worth SEK 25.000. The entire list of nominees is available here.

The tender yet pacy adventure story of Nelson Tigerpaw, a little boy who finds an unexpected friend in a tiger has received great interest since it was released in 2019 by Förlaget. The novel has received the 2020 Arvid Lydecken Prize and was also nominated for both the 2019 Finlandia Juvenile Literature Prize and 2020 Runeberg Junior Prize. Lena Frölander-Ulf is a Helsinki-based illustrator and writer of children’s books. Her previous picture books have received several award nominations. Nelson Tigerpaw is her first novel.