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

​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.

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

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

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

​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.

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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.

ALMA co-operates with dairy producer Arla Foods

ALMA co-operates with dairy producer Arla Foods

News   •   Mar 31, 2016 06:05 UTC

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 UTC

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 UTC

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 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 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 UTC

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 UTC

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 UTC

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 UTC

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...

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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 UTC

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

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Göteborg Book Fair

Göteborg Book Fair: Arabella Koopman

Göteborg Book Fair: Arabella Koopman

Events   •   Aug 25, 2015 07:54 UTC

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.

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Göteborg Book Fair, Sweden

Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony

Events   •   May 20, 2015 12:29 UTC

Award Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

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Stockholm Concert Hall.

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Art work of the nomination list 2020

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Jury member Mats Kempe presented the nomination list for ALMA 2020

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Announcement of the nomination list for ALMA 2020 at the Frankfurt Book Fair

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Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Announcement 2020
Phone Call Baek Heena
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