We congratulate author Mårten Sandén whom was announced as winner of Rabén&Sjögren’s Astrid Lindgren-prize yesterday. He´s awarded the prize for his comprehensive, rich and significant body of work within both magic realism and excitement as everyday exposure, well established among young readers of all ages.
Mårten Sandén is a full time Swedish writer and songwriter, born in 1962. He made his debut in 1995 with Roy och Perry räddar en varg (Roy and Perry save a wolf), a crime novel picture book for children. Since then he has published a series of picture books and books for children and young adults.
Astrid Lindgren worked as publisher at Rabén&Sjögren for 30 years. The publishing house instituted the Astrid Lindgren-prize as a birthday gift on her 60th birthday, November 14, 1967. Since then, the prize has been awarded annually to Swedish authors of great merits within children’s and young adult literature.