Press release -
Press Invitation: Guus Kuijer receives the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
You are invited to attend the 2012 award ceremony for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA).
When? Monday 28 March at 6 pm
Where? Stockholm Concert Hall, Sweden
This year’s recipient, the Dutch author Guus Kuijer, is visiting Sweden from 22 to 29 May. Guus Kuijer will be presented with the award by HRH Crown Princess Victoria at a ceremony in the Stockholm Concert Hall on 28 May.
HRH Crown Princess Victoria will present the award in the presence of Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Minister for Culture, and Kerstin Brunnberg, chair of the Swedish Arts Council. The award ceremony will be hosted by Daniel Sjölin and Johanna Koljonen.
Please let us know if you would like to attend the ceremony. Contact the award office for press accreditation.
Helene Andersson, Communications Officer
Phone: +46 8 519 264 17, +46 76 540 10 20
Rebecka Svensén, Communications Officer
Phone: +46 8 519 264 20, +46 76 540 10 20
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world's largest prize for children's and young adult literature. The award, which amounts to SEK 5 million, is awarded annually to a single recipient or to several. Authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and those active in reading promotion may be rewarded. The award is designed to promote interest in children's and young adult literature, and in children's rights, globally. An expert jury selects the winners from candidates nominated by institutions and organisations worldwide. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is administered by the Swedish Arts Council, and was founded by the Swedish government in 2002.