– Meeting the Swedish audience has been absolutely fantastic. I can´t wait to visit Stockholm in May, says the recipient of 2013 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award recipient Isol, who participated in the Swedish literary festival LitteraLund last week. The program for this year’s award week is intense.
This year’s award week begins May 20 and ends with the award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on May 27. Isol´s looking forward to coming back to meet the Swedish readers:
– By then I hope to have books in Swedish and it will be very interesting for me to see the reaction from Swedish reader. It’s all very exiting!
The program includes, among other things, the following program:
Monday May 20
Workshop with children at Kulturhuset (House of Culture) in Stockholm. Kulturhuset invites school classes in various grades, and the large Auditorium is transformed into a large creative workshop led by Isol.
Meeting with the Swedish Academy of Children’s Books.
Tuesday May 21
Participation at the opening of the reading promotion project Barn&Böcker (Children&Books) at Skansen in Stockholm. Isol awards winning school classes in the contest “A world class book”.
Award lecture at Kulturhuset (House of Culture). Open to all, admission free.
Wednesday May 22
Presentation and lecture at the Deutsche Jugendbibliothek in München, Germany. Open to all.
Friday May 24
Participation in a seminar at the cultural centre Astrid Lindgren’s Näs in Vimmerby.
Monday May 27
Award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall. H.R. H. Crown Princess Victoria presents the award.