Press invitation: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014

Press invitation: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014

Welcome to cover the announcement of the
laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014.

Time: March 25 at 12:40 pm
Venue: National Library of Sweden, Humlegårdsgatan 26, Humlegården, Stockholm

Opening speaker is
Minister for Culture of Sweden Mrs Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth. Welcome by Executive
Director Gunilla Herdenberg and Kerstin Brunnberg, Chairman the Swedish Arts
Council.

Jury Chairman Larry Lempert announces the 2014 laureate at 1:00 pm CET. The
announcement will be followed by a short presentation of the laureate(s) by the
jury.

For accreditation and interviews with jury members, please contact
Communication Officer Helene Andersson on +46 76 5401017 or helene.andersson@alma.se. The award office may provide journalists, if possible, with contact
information for people and organisations with expert knowledge about this year’s
laureate(s).

The
announcement and presentation will be broadcast online at www.alma.se/en and relayed live to
the international Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

A press package with videos in high resolution from the press conference will
be available on www.thenewsmarket.com/alma during the afternoon. Please
register if you are a first time user. Questions about registration may be
forwarded to journalisthelp@thenewsmarket.com.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. The award, which amounts to SEK 5 million, is given annually to a single laureate or to several. Authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters are eligible. The award is designed to promote interest in children’s and young adult literature. The UN convention of rights of the child is the foundation of our work. An expert jury selects the laureate(s) from candidates nominated by institutions and organisations all over the world. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was founded by the Swedish government in 2002 and is administrated by the Swedish Arts Council.

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