The winner of the Gustaf Fröding Scholarship 2020 is the writer and playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Jonas made his debut in 2003 with the book An Eye of Red, and has since followed it up with four more novels. He has already received numerous awards and prizes for his writing - including the August Prize, which he won in 2015.
The Gustaf Fröding Scholarship is a literature scholarship awarded every three years by Uppsala Student Union. Since its inception in 1923, the prize has been awarded to a number of Sweden's most prominent writers - with previous recipients including Astrid Lindgren (1990), Hjalmar Söderberg (1941) and Tomas Tranströmer (1978). The scholarship holder is chosen by a vote of the members of the Uppsala Student Union after a jury has selected three candidates.
The award ceremony will take place in conjunction with the announcement and awarding of the Gustaf Fröding Scholarship for 2023.
Statement on the occasion of the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine
A year has passed since Russia's last invasion of Ukraine. Uppsala Student Union therefore writes a statement in support of the Ukrainian people, a total withdrawal of Russian troops and more solidarity efforts to make both a reality. We also urge all Uppsala students to attend the anniversary demonstration, which will take place outside the University House at 4pm, on 24 February.
Bicycle stands at Fyrisån: The Student Union's voice is heard!
Uppsala Student Union has through a series of debate posts fought to keep bike racks at Norrlands nation and outside Campus Gamla torget. We have been able to show that there is a majority in the municipality that agrees that bike racks should be prioritized over car traffic in central Uppsala. The following blog post summarises the reporting and debate on bicycle stands along the Fyrisån in central Uppsala