Congratulations Moni Nilsson!

The author Moni Nilsson received the Astrid Lindgren Prize today!
Moni Nilsson is one of Sweden’s most prolific writers and a true champion of children’s culture. Her many books for young readers, especially the five books about Tsatsiki, have found fans not only in Sweden, but around the world. Semlan och Gordon – Kärlek, Kyssar och Rekord (Natur & Kultur) is her latest book.
The jury’s citation reads:  … Many young people have become readers through her compelling stories and unforgettable gallery of characters such as Tsatsiki, Salmiak, Morsan, Spock, Selma, Oella and Herm.

The Astrid Lindgren Prize (not to be confused with the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award) is awarded yearly by publisher Rabén & Sjögren to a Swedish writer on the birthday of Astrid Lindgren. The Prize was instituted on Astrid Lindgren’s 60th birthday, which makes today’s ceremony the 42nd. The award total is 50 000 SEK and the jury consists of Karin Nyman, Marianne Eriksson, Gunilla Halkjaer Olofsson and Ann Sköld Nilsson.
Moni Nilsson was very happy to receive the prize, as can be seen below!

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