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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 GMT

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 GMT

​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 GMT

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 GMT

​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.

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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.

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

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.

The creators behind PRAESA’s diploma about the work process

The creators behind PRAESA’s diploma about the work process

Blog posts   •   Jun 26, 2015 08:19 GMT

Illustrators Maja K Zetterberg (text) and Siri Ahmed Backström (illustrations) are the creators behind this year’s ALMA diploma. We asked them if they could describe the process behind the making of the diploma.

Welcome to Stockholm PRAESA!

Welcome to Stockholm PRAESA!

Blog posts   •   May 20, 2015 11:47 GMT

Ulla Rhedin about the new reading guides on books by Isol

Ulla Rhedin about the new reading guides on books by Isol

Blog posts   •   Feb 10, 2014 13:40 GMT

Today, new reading guides on books by this year’s laureate Isol are published; It’s Useful to Have a Duck, Nocturne - Dream Recipes and Petit, the Monster. The reading guides are written by jury member Ulla Rhedin, PhD in Comparative Literature and picture books specialist.

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​Welcome to the announcement of the nominees for the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

​Welcome to the announcement of the nominees for the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Events   •   Sep 15, 2017 11:08 GMT

To mark the announcement of the list of nominees for the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Frankfurter Buchmesse and the award office have the pleasure of inviting you to a presentation, followed by a reception.The program is a co-operation with the Frankfurt Book Fair and begins with a presentation of this year's laureate, the German illustrator and picturebook author Wolf Erlbruch. Profess...

Oct 12, 16:00 - 18:30 GMT

Children's Book Centre (Hall 3.0 K 139)

Göteborg Book Fair: Daniel Goldin

Göteborg Book Fair: Daniel Goldin

Events   •   Aug 25, 2015 07:56 GMT

Friday 25 September 11.00-11.45, Seminar with Katti Hoflin, writer and Head of Stockholm City Library. Seminar room to be confirmed. Saturday 26 September 14.00-14.20, Presentation of Isol’s works, discussion with Helen Sigeland, Director. Swedish Arts Council, A03:22

Sep 24 - Sep 26

Göteborg Book Fair

Göteborg Book Fair: Arabella Koopman

Göteborg Book Fair: Arabella Koopman

Events   •   Aug 25, 2015 07:54 GMT

Thursday 24 September 11.00 – 11.20, Discussion with Elina Druker, ass. Prof. and Jury member, Young stage, A03:22 14.00 – 14.45, Seminar with Elina Druker, Seminar room to be confirmed. Friday 25 September 09.00-11.00, Visit to Primary School in Angered. 15.00 – 15.20, Discussion on reading promotion with Reza Saleh, Minister for Story telling and Mats Kempe, writer and Jury member.

Sep 24 - Sep 25

Göteborg Book Fair, Sweden

Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony

Events   •   May 20, 2015 12:29 GMT

Award Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

Jun 01, 17:00 - 18:00 GMT

Stockholm Concert Hall.

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Nominees 2018

Nominees 2018

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Drawing from the book Duck, Death and the Tulip ( Ente, Tod und Tulpe)

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Drawings from the book Vom kleinen Maulwurf, der wissen wollte, wer ihm auf den Kopf gemacht hat

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The ALMA ceremony 2018: H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria presents the award to Jacqueline Woodson

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Comment on the laureate from Alice Bah Kuhnke, Swedish minister of culture and democracy

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