The National and University Library of Iceland and The Writers´ Union of Iceland
have established a new prize for a poetry book published in 2016.
The prize, entitled Maístjarnan (May Star), was awarded for the first time
at a ceremony in the National Library on the Day of Poetry, 18 May.
Sigurður Pálsson received the May Star for a poetry book published in 2016,
for his book Ljóð muna rödd (Poems recall a voice).