Elisabeth Åsbrink in English | Awards
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Awards

Jarl Alfredius minnesstipendium, 2010

The August Prize for best Non fiction 2011
And in Wienerwald the trees are still standing
(Och i Wienerwald står träden kvar)

Dansk-svensk Kulturfonds kulturpris 2013
And in Wienerwald the trees are still standing
(Och i Wienerwald står träden kvar)

Ryszard Kapuściński Award for Literary Reportage 2013
And in Wienerwald the trees are still standing
(Och i Wienerwald står träden kvar)

The Lettersstedska writer´s Prize 2017
– for 1947 Where now begins awarded by
the Royal Swedish Academy of Science

Motivation for the Kapuściński Award:

”Through an intimate story about a Jewish boy trying to escape extermination and looking for shelter in Sweden, Elisabeth Åsbrink tells a universal story. Story of people who, while convinced of their own virtue and responsibility, may contribute to a crime. By bringing back Europe’s very recent and very ignominious past, the author awakens readers’ sensitivity to a drama taking place before our very eyes; the drama of refugees in contemporary world.”

Elisabeth Åsbrink recieves the August Prize 2011. Here with Eva Ullman who gave Åsbrink the letters on which she based the book.

Published with courtesy by Svenska Dagbladet.

Elisabeth Åsbrink recieves the Kapuściński Award i Warsaw, May 2014. Here together with translator Irena Kowadło-Przedmojska.

Elisabeth Åsbrink recieves Danish-Swedish Cultural Foundations annual Culture Prize 2013 for the Wienerwald book, at the Swedish Embassy in Copenhagen.