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Strong feelings when PRAESA received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2015

Strong feelings when PRAESA received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2015

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2015 21:09 BST

It was an emotional moment when Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) was presented to the South African reading promotion PRAESA by Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke. PRAESA, Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, is the first laureate ever from the African continent.

Lena Kåreland new member of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury

Lena Kåreland new member of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury

Press Releases   •   May 28, 2015 12:24 BST

Today the Swedish Arts Council appointed Lena Kåreland as member of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury from July 1, 2015.

Press invitation: PRAESA receives the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2015

Press invitation: PRAESA receives the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2015

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2015 08:05 BST

Welcome to cover the presentation of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2015. Time: Monday June 1, 6:00 pm (all seats must be taken at 5:45 pm) Venue: Stockholm Concert Hall

Focus on the joy of books and storytelling in this year’s award week

Focus on the joy of books and storytelling in this year’s award week

Press Releases   •   Apr 28, 2015 08:46 BST

This year’s Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) week begins on Monday May 25. Representatives from South African organisation PRAESA will visit Stockholm and Vimmerby to participate in an extensive program targeting students, educators, media and an interested general public.

PRAESA of South Africa receives the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

PRAESA of South Africa receives the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Press Releases   •   Mar 31, 2015 12:10 BST

Based in Cape Town, PRAESA (Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa) is an organisation that has worked to promote reading and literature for children and young people in South Africa since 1992.

Press Invitation: Announcement of the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Press Invitation: Announcement of the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Press Releases   •   Mar 24, 2015 07:16 GMT

Welcome to cover the announcement of the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Time: March 31 at 12:40 pm Venue: National Library of Sweden, Humlegårdsgatan 26, Humlegården Stockholm

2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Announcement on March 31

2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Announcement on March 31

Press Releases   •   Jan 15, 2015 10:20 GMT

Jury Chair Boel Westin will announce the 2015 laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award on March 31 at 1 p.m. The jury is awarding the world’s largest prize for children’s literature for the thirteenth time. This year 197 candidates were nominated for the award, from 61 countries.

 Nominations for 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award announced today

Nominations for 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award announced today

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2014 16:27 BST

The list of nominees for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) was announced today at the Frankfurt Book Fair by Boel Westin, the incoming chair of the ALMA jury. The list includes 50 first-time nominees among a total of 197 candidates from 61 countries.

New members of the jury for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

New members of the jury for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2014 07:45 BST

The Swedish Arts Council has appointed four new members of the jury for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The new chairman from July 1 is Boel Westin, Professor of Literature at Stockholm University. The other new jury members are author and illustrator Anna Höglund, author Katarina Kieri and political science graduate Johan Palmberg, who represents Astrid Lindgren’s family.

Full House for Barbro Lindgren in Stockholm’s Concert Hall

Full House for Barbro Lindgren in Stockholm’s Concert Hall

Press Releases   •   Jun 02, 2014 20:55 BST

Author Barbro Lindgren accepted the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award on Monday evening before a crowded audience in the Stockholm Concert Hall. H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria presented the award, and Minister for Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth hailed Lindgren for her literary achievements:

Press invitation: Barbro Lindgren receives the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Press invitation: Barbro Lindgren receives the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2014 08:49 BST

Welcome to cover the presentation of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014.

Barbro Lindgren to Vimmerby, Stockholm and Umeå

Barbro Lindgren to Vimmerby, Stockholm and Umeå

Press Releases   •   Apr 07, 2014 13:01 BST

The award week for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) begins on May 25. During a week this year’s laureate, the Swedish author Barbro Lindgren, will participate in a tailored program to meet with the public, press and reading promoters. The program includes two intensive days in Vimmerby and meetings in Stockholm and Umeå.

Barbro Lindgren to receive Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014

Barbro Lindgren to receive Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014

Press Releases   •   Mar 25, 2014 12:11 GMT

Barbro Lindgren, born in 1937, is a Swedish author of innovative and multifaceted works for children of all ages. Her body of work includes picture books, poetry, plays, and books for young adults. Since her debut as an author in 1965, she has published over a hundred titles, and her work has been translated into more than thirty languages.

Press invitation: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014

Press invitation: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2014 07:01 GMT

Welcome to cover the announcement of the laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014. Time: March 25 at 12:40 pm Venue: National Library of Sweden, Humlegårdsgatan 26, Humlegården, Stockholm

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014 to be announced 25 March

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014 to be announced 25 March

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2014 07:34 GMT

The laureate of the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) will be announced at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm on 25 March at 1 pm. The introductory speeches will be given by Kerstin Brunnberg, Chair of the Swedish Arts Council, and Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Sweden’s Minister for Culture.

Global perspective generates exciting candidate list

Global perspective generates exciting candidate list

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2013 15:52 BST

The nominations for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award the 2014 were presented today at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The list includes 238 candidates from 68 countries. Up 15% on the 2013 figure, the number of nominations continues the upward trend seen over the past few years.

Isol to Sweden and Göteborg Book Fair

Isol to Sweden and Göteborg Book Fair

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2013 07:20 BST

The laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2013, illustrator Isol from Argentina, will participate at the Göteborg Book Fair September 26-29. The programme includes seminars, discussions and workshops with children among other things.

Focus on picturebooks as Isol received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
Press invitation: Award Ceremony for the 2013 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Press invitation: Award Ceremony for the 2013 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2013 08:53 BST

Welcome to follow the official award ceremony for the 2013 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) at Stockholm Concert Hall on May 27. The award is presented to Argentinian illustrator Isol and is presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and the Swedish Minister for Culture, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth.

Isol is looking forward to an intense award week

Isol is looking forward to an intense award week

Press Releases   •   Apr 22, 2013 09:17 BST

– Meeting the Swedish audience has been absolutely fantastic. I can´t wait to visit Stockholm in May, says the recipient of 2013 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award recipient Isol, who participated in the Swedish literary festival LitteraLund last week. The program for this year’s award week is intense.

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