​2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Laureate is Korean picture book artist Baek Heena

Press releases   •   Mar 31, 2020 11:59 UTC

Baek Heena is one of Korea’s most recognized picture book artists. With a background in film animation, her unique visual style features handmade miniature figurines and environments painstakingly lighted and photographed. She has published thirteen picture books that are popular throughout Asia, a number of which have been translated.

Nominate for the 2019 award

News   •   Jan 22, 2018 13:59 UTC

Today the nomination process for the 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award opens. We welcome you to submit your nomination through our online form. Attached you will find further information on the nomination process and regulations. Please note that the final date for submitting nominations is May 15, 2018.

What makes a mother? Kitty Crowther about her latest book Mother Medusa

Blog posts   •   Jan 07, 2016 11:59 UTC

​Kitty Crowther´s latest book Mother Medusa will soon be published in Swedish. It´s the story of little Irisée who lives with her overprotected mother Medusa. But Irisée is attracted by the other children and wants to go to school. Interview with Kitty Crowther about the Mother Medusa-book and her plans for 2016.

The world’s largest award (EUR 440 000) for children's and young adult literature to be announced on March 31

Press releases   •   Mar 25, 2020 14:53 UTC

Welcome to the 18th announcement of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA). The award amounts to 5 million SEK (approx. 440 000 EUR) making it the largest international children’s and young adult literature award in the world. On Tuesday, March 31 at 12:50 pm, the ALMA jury will announce the 2020 laureate live from Astrid Lindgren’s home on Dalagatan 46 in Stockholm.

The 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award to be announced on March 31

Press releases   •   Feb 06, 2020 10:29 UTC

For the eighteenth time, the ALMA jury will name the laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The prize sum of SEK 5 million (approx. EUR 440 000) makes it the world’s largest award that focuses on quality literature for children and YA and the importance of reading.

​Here are the nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2020

Press releases   •   Oct 17, 2019 13:48 UTC

Next year, 237 candidates from 67 countries will be in the running for the world’s largest and most prestigious children’s literature award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. This was announced today by the ALMA jury member Mats Kempe at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

​Nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2020 to be announced

Press releases   •   Oct 02, 2019 12:50 UTC

Welcome to join us for the presentation of the candidates nominated for the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Next year’s ALMA laureate will be on the nomination list presented by the ALMA jury on Thursday October 17th at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Special guest is the current laureate Bart Moeyaert.

Bart Moeyaert accepts the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019

Press releases   •   May 27, 2019 18:23 UTC

The Belgian author Bart Moeyaert tonight received the world’s largest literature award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria. In his acceptance speech, Bart Moeyaert emphasized the importance of offering children valuable memories.

​Welcome to cover the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award ceremony on May 27

Press releases   •   May 24, 2019 06:08 UTC

On Monday May 27, the Belgian author Bart Moeyaert receives the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019. Welcome to cover the ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall. The award is presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria attended by Amanda Lind, Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy. The compere of the evening is the actress and comedian Nisti Stêrk.

Author Bart Moeyaert in Sweden for a week of ALMA events

Press releases   •   May 15, 2019 07:26 UTC

The Belgian author Bart Moeyaert is coming to Sweden to take part in a week of ALMA events May 20–27, including a public lecture, school visits and a trip to Astrid Lindgren’s childhood home in Vimmerby. His visit concludes with a ceremony in the Stockholm Concert Hall on Monday May 27, in which H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria will present him the award.

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The world’s largest award for children's and young adult literature

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world's largest award for children's and young adult literature. The award, which amounts to SEK 5 million, is given annually to a single laureate or to several. Authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters are eligible. The award is designed to promote interest in children's and young adult literature. The UN convention of rights of the child is the foundation of our work. An expert jury selects the laureate(s) from candidates nominated by institutions and organisations all over the world. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was founded by the Swedish government in 2002 and is administrated by the Swedish Arts Council.

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