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Bart Moeyaert accepts the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019

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

​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

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.

ALMA Laureate Bart Moeyaert visits Sweden

ALMA Laureate Bart Moeyaert visits Sweden

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2019 08:27 UTC

The Belgian author Bart Moeyaert is coming to Sweden to accept the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He will take part in a week of ALMA events from May 21–27, including a public lecture, school visits and a trip to Astrid Lindgren’s childhood home. His visit will conclude with a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on May 27, in which H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria will present him the award.

​The Belgian author Bart Moeyaert is the laureate of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019

​The Belgian author Bart Moeyaert is the laureate of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019

Press releases   •   Apr 02, 2019 11:36 UTC

Bart Moeyaert was born in 1964 and lives in Antwerp, Belgium. He made his debut at age 19 with the award-winning novel Duet met valse noten (1983). His large and diverse body of work includes more than 50 titles, ranging from picture books and YA novels to poetry. His critically acclaimed books have been translated in more than 20 countries.

The world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature to be announced on April 2

The world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature to be announced on April 2

Press releases   •   Mar 28, 2019 12:30 UTC

Welcome to cover the 17th announcement of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA). The Swedish award amounts to EUR 570 000 and is presented annually in honour of the author Astrid Lindgren. On Tuesday, April 2, the ALMA jury in Sweden will name the 2019 laureate.

2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award to be announced April 2

2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award to be announced April 2

Press releases   •   Jan 31, 2019 09:33 UTC

Are you hoping for a familiar favorite or a total surprise? On Tuesday, April 2, the ALMA jury will name the person or persons who will receive the world’s most prestigious award in children’s and YA literature and the prize sum of SEK 5 million.

Here are the nominees for the world’s largest award for children’s and YA literature

Here are the nominees for the world’s largest award for children’s and YA literature

Press releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 16:00 UTC

Next year, 246 candidates from 64 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 ALMA jury chairman Professor Boel Westin at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The complete list of nominated candidates for ALMA 2019 is availabe on alma.se/en

Nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019 to be announced

Nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019 to be announced

Press releases   •   Oct 04, 2018 08:37 UTC

​The candidates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019 will be presented on October 11th at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The award amounts to SEK 5 million (approx. EUR 570 000), making it the world's largest award for children's and young adult literature. So far, eighteen laureates have received the award. The current laureate is the American author Jacqueline Woodson.

Nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019 to be announced

Nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019 to be announced

Press releases   •   Sep 21, 2018 09:28 UTC

The candidates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019 will be presented on October 11th at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The award amounts to SEK 5 million (approx. EUR 570 000), making it the world's largest award for children's and young adult literature. So far, eighteen laureates have received the award. The current laureate is American author Jacqueline Woodson.

Jacqueline Woodson accepts Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award before a full Stockholm Concert Hall

Jacqueline Woodson accepts Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award before a full Stockholm Concert Hall

Press releases   •   May 28, 2018 19:11 UTC

​The American author Jacqueline Woodson tonight received the world’s largest literature award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award from H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria. Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy, Mrs Alice Bah Kuhnke, gave a speech in honour of the laureate.

Jacqueline Woodson in Sweden to receive the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018

Jacqueline Woodson in Sweden to receive the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018

Press releases   •   May 22, 2018 12:27 UTC

The American author Jacqueline Woodson is in Sweden to receive the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018. Welcome to cover the award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall! The award is presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria attended by Alice Bah Kuhnke, Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy who is giving a speech in honor of the laureate.

ALMA Laureate Jacqueline Woodson to Sweden

Press releases   •   Apr 24, 2018 11:26 UTC

The American author Jacqueline Woodson will visit Stockholm to accept the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She will take part in a week of ALMA events May 22–28, including lectures, school visits, meetings with young people and a trip to Astrid Lindgren’s Vimmerby. The visit concludes with a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, in which H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria presents her with the award.

The American author Jacqueline Woodson is the laureate of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 11:23 UTC

Jacqueline Woodson is an American author, born in 1963 and residing in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of more than thirty books, including novels, poetry and picture books. She writes primarily for young teens, but also for children and adults. One of her most lauded books is the award winning autobiographical Brown Girl Dreaming (2014).

The world’s largest award for children and young adult literature to be announced on March 27

The world’s largest award for children and young adult literature to be announced on March 27

Press releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 06:11 UTC

Welcome to cover the 16th announcement of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA), the world's largest award for children's and young adult literature. The Swedish award amounts to approx. EUR 570 000 and is presented annually to a single recipient or to several.

The world’s largest award (EUR 570 000) for children and young adult literature to be announced on March 27

The world’s largest award (EUR 570 000) for children and young adult literature to be announced on March 27

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2018 16:38 UTC

Following the jury’s final meeting on March 27, the laureate or laureates of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) 2018 will be announced. This is the world's largest and most prestigious award for children's and young adult literature. The announcement takes place simultaneously in Stockholm and Bologna and is also broadcast live.

Nominate for the 2019 award

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.

Nominees announced for the world’s largest award for children and young adult literature 2018

Nominees announced for the world’s largest award for children and young adult literature 2018

Press releases   •   Oct 12, 2017 15:10 UTC

Next year, 235 candidates from 60 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 ALMA jury chairman Professor Boel Westin at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The complete list of nominees is now online at www.alma.se/en.

Nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018 to be announced on October 12

Press releases   •   Oct 02, 2017 12:06 UTC

The candidates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018 will be presented on October 12 at the Frankfurt Book Fair. So far, seventeen laureates have received the Award, the latest recipient is the German illustrator Wolf Erlbruch. The award amounts to SEK 5 million (approx. EUR 570 000), making it the world's largest award for children's and young adult literature.

Wolf Erlbruch accepts Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award before a full Stockholm Concert Hall

Wolf Erlbruch accepts Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award before a full Stockholm Concert Hall

Press releases   •   May 29, 2017 19:49 UTC

Wolf Erlbruch tonight received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award from H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria. Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy, Mrs Alice Bah Kuhnke, gave a speech in honour of the laureate.