Press Releases

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.

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014 to be announced 25 March

Feb 25, 2014 07:34 GMT Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 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

Oct 10, 2013 15:52 BST Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 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.