Reactions on the announcement

“I’m deeply grateful to receive this award. I hope that it will positively influence the position of children’s literature in the Netherlands and abroad. As for my work I consider “The Book of Everything” the most important.” Guus Kuijer

“Guus Kuijer’s ability to combine the big questions of life with humour and playful narrative zest has led to his work being translated into nearly twenty languages over the years. I am convinced that this year’s prize will further strengthen interest in children’s literature internationally.” Sweden’s Minister for Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth.

The news was published in media channels such as Publishers weekly, Le Figaro, Dutch news, Die Zeit, Le Soir, The Guardian, RTW Netherlands, The Telegraph, El Economista and De Tijd.

Tuesday March 20, 1 pm: chairman Larry Lempert announces the 2012 recipient in Vimmerby, the birthplace of Astrid Lindgren. Photo: Emma Jansson.

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