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Wolf Erlbruch is the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2017 11:04 GMT

Wolf Erlbruch, born in 1948, is a German illustrator and picturebook author. He is best known for his illustrations of The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business (1994), which became a great success around the world. Wolf Erlbruch has written some ten books of his own and illustrated nearly fifty titles by other authors.

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Nominate to the 2017 award

News   •   Jan 25, 2016 09:04 GMT

Today the nomination process to the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award opens. All countries of the world are welcome to submit nominations, and to take the opportunity to present their children’s and young adult literature and their reading promotion activities.

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

Blog posts   •   Jan 07, 2016 11:59 GMT

​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.

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Pre-alert: The world’s largest award for children and young adult literature to be announced on April 4

Press Releases   •   Mar 28, 2017 08:27 GMT

Welcome to cover the 15th announcement of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 12:45pm CEST at the National Library in Stockholm, Sweden. ALMA is the world's largest award for children's and young adult literature. The award amounts to EUR 570 000 and is presented annually to a single recipient or to several.

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The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017 to be announced on April 4th

Press Releases   •   Feb 21, 2017 10:44 GMT

The announcement of the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) takes place Tuesday April 4th 1:00 pm CET at the National Library in Stockholm. Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister for Culture and Democracy in Sweden is giving a speech and Jury Chairman Boel Westin will announce the laureate of 2017.

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​Nominees announced for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2016 15:16 GMT

For the world’s largest children’s literature award next year, 226 candidates from 60 countries are nominated, of which 63 are nominated for the first time, jury chairman Professor Boel Westin announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair today.

- We in the jury are very much looking forward to learning more about the works and the activities of the candidates, says professor Westin after making the announcement. The nomination list is a gold mine for anyone interested in international children’s and YA literature. I hope that this list will be spread and used in all possible situations concerning reading and storytelling.

All continents are represented among the nominated writers, illustrators, reading promoters and storytellers. Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) rewards works or activities of the highest quality but the laureates must also embrace the humanistic values that Astrid Lindgren treasured.

The candidates have been suggested by more than a hundred organisations from all over the world. These nominating bodies, with expert knowledge, can nominate candidates from their own country or region but also from abroad.

- The nominating bodies are our eyes and ears says Boel Westin. The jury is Swedish but the award is international and we are extremely impressed by the enthusiasm and knowledge within the organisations.

The jury members conclude their work with a meeting and a press conference on Tuesday April 4 at 1 pm. at the National Library in Stockholm. The event will be broadcast live to Bologna Book Fair. The candidate list is available at www.alma.se/en

For further information, please contact director Helen Sigeland, +46 76 540 10 33, helen.sigeland@alma.se

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.

For the world’s largest children’s literature award next year, 226 candidates from 60 countries are nominated, of which 63 are nominated for the first time, jury chairman Professor Boel Westin announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair today.

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​Nominations for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017 to be presented on October 20

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2016 10:25 GMT

The list over nominated candidates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017 will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The program is a co-operation with the Frankfurt Book Fair and begins at 4.00 pm with a presentation of this year's laureate, Meg Rosoff. Professor Boel Westin, chairman of the ALMA-jury, will then present the nominated candidates. After the presentation, the nomination list will be available on www.alma.se/en A list of the nominating bodies for 2017 is also available on our web site.

For questions and interviews in Frankfurt with Boel Westin, please contact director Helen Sigeland, +46 76 540 10 33, helen.sigeland@alma.se

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.

The list over nominated candidates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017 will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Meg Rosoff visits Göteborg Book Fair

Press Releases   •   Sep 13, 2016 08:59 GMT

Meg Rosoff, laureate of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016, visits Göteborg Book Fair September 21 – 24.

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Meg Rosoff Accepts Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Before Full Stockholm Concert Hall

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2016 18:15 GMT

Meg Rosoff tonight received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award from Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy Mrs. Alice Bah Kuhnke. In her acceptance speech she expressed both praise and criticism.

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Press invitation: Meg Rosoff receives the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016

Press Releases   •   May 23, 2016 04:36 GMT

Welcome to cover the presentation of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016 ​​Time: Monday May 30, 6:00 pm (all seats must be taken at 5:45 pm) ​​Venue: Stockholm Concert Hall

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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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