Press Releases

PRAESA and Daniel Goldin to Göteborg Book Fair

Aug 25, 2015 08:46 BST Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Several international reading promoters will visit Sweden and Göteborg Book Fair on September 24-27. This year’s laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA), the South African organisation PRAESA, and Daniel Goldin, publisher and Director of the Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City, will participate in seminars and programs at the Swedish Art Council’s Young Stage (Ung scen).

Strong feelings when PRAESA received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2015

Jun 01, 2015 21:09 BST Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 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

May 28, 2015 12:24 BST Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 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

May 22, 2015 08:05 BST Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 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

Apr 28, 2015 08:46 BST Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 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.

Press Invitation: Announcement of the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Mar 24, 2015 07:16 GMT Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 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

Jan 15, 2015 10:20 GMT Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 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

Oct 09, 2014 16:27 BST Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 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.

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

May 26, 2014 08:49 BST Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Welcome to cover the presentation of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014.

Barbro Lindgren to Vimmerby, Stockholm and Umeå

Apr 07, 2014 13:01 BST Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 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.