Images from the announcement

Now a few days after the frenzy surrounding the announcement of the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award it’s time to share some images.
At 1 pm on the 29th Larry Lempert, the chairman of the jury stepped up on the podium to announce Shaun Tan‘s name and read the jury’s citation.
At the same time at the Bologna Book Fair, the audience was ready to see the announcement broadcasted from Vimmerby. In the audience were several representatives of the nominating bodies, nominated candidates as well as previous winners – such as Kitty Crowther:
The crowd cheered as Shaun Tan’s name was announced! And a toast was raised at the stand of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award stand.

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