And winner of the Astrid Lindgren prize is….

… Jan Lööf!

A happy Jan Lööf directly after the announcement at Rabén & Sjögren.

Today author Jan Lööf was announced as winner of the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Prize. Jan Lööf, born 1940, is also one of Sweden’s foremost artists and illustrators, and has inspired a whole generation of cartoonists with his now classical series Felix (1967-1973) and Ville (1975-1976).

The Astrid Lindgren Prize is awarded every year, on Astrid Lindgren’s birthday November 14, for meritorious authorship within the realm of Swedish literature for children and youth. The award amount is 50 000 SEK (approx. 5200 EUR)

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