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.

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.

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.

​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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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