Congratulations Gunilla Bergström!

 

Photo: Jörn H Moen

Swedish illustrator and author Gunilla Bergström has been awarded the Emil Prize (“Emilpriset till Astrid Lindgrens minne”). From the jury citation: “With fervor and humor and a distinctive pictorial language, she has created characters such as Alfie Atkins, Milla and Bill and Bolla and displays them through a deep understanding of the child’s individuality.”

The award is administrated by the Academy of Småland (“Smålands akademi”), and rewards efforts for children’s culture in the spirit of Astrid Lindgren.  The award amount is 30 000 SEK (approx. 3100 EUR).

Gunilla Bergström (born 1942) is one of Sweden’s most wellknown and beloved children’s book author and illustrator. Her works have been translated into more than 30 languages.

Among the previous recipients of the Emil Prize are: Pija Lindenbaum (2010), Eva Eriksson (2008), Christina Björk (2007) and Barbro Lindgren (1999).

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