About

Author / Illustrator

Designer at Alva form AS

 

Sissel Horndal (Born in 1970) is an artist from northern Norway, where she lives and works.

Horndal studied at Nordland Art and Film School in Kabelvåg (1991–93) and at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (1994–97). Later she also studied dramatic writing for children and young people.

Horndal has been working with children books for twenty years and has received several prizes for her work. She received the literature prize "Blixprisen" for her total authorship in 2015.

Membership

Grafill

Tegneforbundet

NBK

Searvi sámi girječálliide

Nordnorsk forfatterlag

NBU

CV

 

Publications

2019 - Máttaráhkkás weite Reise (Baobab Books, Switzerland)

Fra stjernene til livet / Nástijs iellemij (Iđut, Norway)

2015 - Sølvmånen

2014 - Hokus Pokus 1-2-3 (Mangschou)

2014 - Historia om Alfabetet (Rabarbra Bokmakeri)

2008 - Himmelspringaren (Mangschou)

2002 - Eg er ikkje trøtt (Det Norske Samlaget)

1998 - Ei halspastillhistorie (Det Norske Samlaget)

Awards 

2018 - The Culture Prize for Sørfold

2015 - Blixprisen

2009 - Nynorsk barnelitteraturpris

1999 - Nynorsk barnelitteraturpris
 

Exhibitions & Festivals

2019 - 19th international literature festival berlin

2019 - Ordkalotten, Tromsø internasjonale litteraturfestival

2016 - Into the wind! Berlin

2016 - Finnmark internasjonale litteraturfestival

2015 -  Falturiltu, Stord

2015 - Det Vilde Ord, literature festival, Bodø

2009 - Bok i Lofoten, literature festival, Svolvær

2004 - Hamsundagene

Nominations

2018: Nominated to "The Illustrator Prize", one of the Ministry of Culture prizes for children and youth literature, for the book «Giegačivga Filius/Gjøkungen Filius», written by June Sommer Strask.

 

2015: Nominated to Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize, as an illustrator for the book "Duvro-guovža ja skohtermáđii", together with writer Veikko Holmberg.

2013: Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize, as an illustrator for the book Mánugánda ja Heike, together with writer Signe Iversen.

© Sissel Horndal