Awards for young fiction

29 January 2010 | In the news

This year’s Topelius Prize has gone to Sello & Pallo. Vaaleansininen rakkauskertomus (‘Cello & Ball: a pale blue love story’, Tammi), a first novel for young people by the scriptwriter and film director Lauri Törhönen.

The prize, worth €1,700, has been awarded annually since 1946 by the Finnish Union of Authors for writing for young people.

The Arvid Lydecken Prize, also worth €1,700 and awarded annually by the same association to the best children’s book, went to Anna-Mari Kaskinen for her collection of stories Tuulihattu ja tuhat tarinaa (‘Flibbertigibbet and the thousand stories’, Kirjapaja).