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Nominate for the 2019 award

Nominate for the 2019 award

News   •   Jan 22, 2018 13:59 GMT

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.

ALMA co-operates with dairy producer Arla Foods

ALMA co-operates with dairy producer Arla Foods

News   •   Mar 31, 2016 06:05 GMT

This summer, Arla Food’s dairy consumers will be able to read about laureates of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) on milk packs. By reading their books and writing about them, children and young adults will be able to win books

Countdown to the announcement of this year’s ALMA Laureate

Countdown to the announcement of this year’s ALMA Laureate

News   •   Mar 08, 2016 09:55 GMT

Today it´s four weeks until the announcement of the laureate or laureates of the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. The 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) Laureate will be announced at the National Library of Sweden on April 5 at 1:00 pm CET by Jury Chairman Boel Westin in connection with the jury’s final meeting.

Nominate to the 2017 award

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.

Nominations for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016 to be revealed on October 15

Nominations for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016 to be revealed on October 15

News   •   Sep 29, 2015 09:05 GMT

The list of nominated candidates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016 will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

A teacher’s guide to Barbro Lindgren’s Hemligt (Secret) trilogy is launched today

A teacher’s guide to Barbro Lindgren’s Hemligt (Secret) trilogy is launched today

News   •   Mar 10, 2015 07:30 GMT

Today the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award publish a teacher’s guide to Barbro Lindgren’s books Jättehemligt (Super Secret, 1971), Världshemligt (Top Secret, 1972) and Bladen brinner (Pages on Fire, 1973). The teacher’s guide is written by researcher and jury member Maria Lassén-Seger.

Key dates spring 2015

Key dates spring 2015

News   •   Feb 18, 2015 10:23 GMT

Do not miss this spring's key dates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. More information on this year’s award week will be published later on.

The 2016 nomination process opens today

The 2016 nomination process opens today

News   •   Jan 20, 2015 13:27 GMT

Today the nominating process for the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award begins.

Nominated Candidates for 2015 to be revealed on October 9th

Nominated Candidates for 2015 to be revealed on October 9th

News   •   Sep 29, 2014 09:29 GMT

On 9 October, the nominees for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) are presented at the international Frankfurt Book Fair. The list of candidates is presented by Boel Westin, Chairman of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury.

Meet Barbro Lindgren at Göteborg Book Fair September 25
ALMA to the IBBY Congress in Mexico City

ALMA to the IBBY Congress in Mexico City

News   •   Aug 25, 2014 11:17 GMT

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will participate in the international IBBY Congress in Mexico City September 10-13. The Congress gathers more than 130 speakers from 50 different countries; including David Almond, Daniel Goldin, Monika Zak, María Teresa Andruetto, Agustín Fernández Paz and Alicia Molina.

2014 Award Week Kicks Off In Vimmerby

2014 Award Week Kicks Off In Vimmerby

News   •   May 20, 2014 07:41 GMT

Sunday marks the start of the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Week, honouring Barbro Lindgren, the first Swedish ALMA laureate, who will meet her readers throughout the week. Her first stop is Astrid Lindgren’s childhood home, Vimmerby.

Co-operation with reading promotion organisation to stimulate children’s apetite for reading

Co-operation with reading promotion organisation to stimulate children’s apetite for reading

News   •   Apr 23, 2014 11:38 GMT

This spring the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) begins a co-operation with reading promotion organisation Berättarministeriet (approx. ministry of storytelling, our transl.) to promote interest in children's and young adult literature and to stimulate children’s desire to express their dreams, ideas, thoughts and opinions through writing.

Save the date

Save the date

News   •   Jan 28, 2014 14:31 GMT

Today the nomination process for 2015 opens

Today the nomination process for 2015 opens

News   •   Jan 15, 2014 12:22 GMT

The opportunity to nominate one or more candidates for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) begins today.

ALMA and Isol visit Guadalajara and Mexico City

ALMA and Isol visit Guadalajara and Mexico City

News   •   Nov 21, 2013 14:54 GMT

Release of list of Nominated Candidates for 2014 on October 10

Release of list of Nominated Candidates for 2014 on October 10

News   •   Oct 03, 2013 07:24 GMT

The list of nominated candidates for the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will be announced on October 10. Jury Chairman Larry Lempert presents the list at the international Book Fair in Frankfurt.

Follow Isol live at Göteborg Book Fair

Follow Isol live at Göteborg Book Fair

News   •   Sep 19, 2013 09:10 GMT

Isol, the laureate of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014, will be one of the international guests at Göteborg Book Fair next week. Isol’s public conversation with Mats Kempe will be broadcast live on Kunskapskanalen, Thursday September 26 at 1:00-1:45 pm. Isol will also be interviewed by journalist Gunilla Brodrej, Expressen, in a podcast broadcast live at 3:40 to 4:20 pm.

Now we´re on Twitter

News   •   Aug 12, 2013 13:31 GMT

Today is the premiere for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award’s Twitter account. As we´re an international award, we choose to communicate in English, as we do on our blog. Welcome to follow us! https://twitter.com/awardofficealma

Argentinian illustrator Isol receives the world’s largest literature award tonight

Argentinian illustrator Isol receives the world’s largest literature award tonight

News   •   May 27, 2013 08:06 GMT

Tonight the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature will be presented to the Argentinian illustrator Isol in Stockholm, Sweden. The 2013 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will be presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and the Swedish Minister for Culture, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth.