The 2014 laureate will be announced in Stockholm on March 25!

From the Astrid Lindgren archives at the National Library.

From the Astrid Lindgren archives at the National Library.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014 will be announced on March 25 at the National Library in Stockholm, Sweden.

– Our ambition is constantly to develop our work, says Director Helen Sigeland. We are next year looking forward to announcing the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature at the National Library of Sweden.

The announcement will be broadcast live on http://www.alma.se and streamed by link to the international children’s book fair in Bologna, Italy.

– We want to accomplish an interesting and accessible program focusing on the 2014 laureate and the works of Astrid Lindgren, says Helen Sigeland. The National Library keeps the Astrid Lindgren archive, which is on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register since 2005.

The candidates nominated for the 2014 award were presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 10. The list of candidates consists of 238 nominees from 68 countries. The list is available here.

Authors, illustrators, storytellers and reading promoting individuals and organisations may be nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

The award ceremony will take place (as usual) at the Stockholm Concert Hall on June 2, 2014.

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