The opportunity to nominate one or more candidates for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) begins today.
Only nominating bodies approved by the jury are allowed to nominate candidates to the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. Today the award office has established contact with several hundreds of organsiations worldwide.
The number of nominees has been steadily increasing since the award was founded 12 years ago. For the 2014 award, 238 candidates from 68 countries are nominated.
The nomination process closes on May 15. The nominees for 2015 will be announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 9, 2014.
Photo: Alexander Heimann, Frankfurt Buchmesse. Anna Thalbach talks to Director Helen Sigeland and Jury Chairman Larry Lempert on the subject of the 2013 Laureate Isol. Frankfurt Book Fair, October 2013.