Four weeks until this year’s announcement!

Today it´s four weeks until the announcement of the laureate or laureates of the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. The 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) Laureate will be announced at the National Library of Sweden on April 5 at 1:00 pm CET by Jury Chairman Boel Westin in connection with the jury’s final meeting. Check out the list of nominated candidates here.

Opening speakers are Ulrika Stuart Hamilton, Chair at the Swedish Arts Council, and Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minster for Culture and Democracy in Sweden.

You can also follow the announcement live on starting 12:50 pm CET.

Here are some photos from last year! Photos by Stefan Tell


Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke and Sweden’s national librarian Gunilla Herdenberg.



Alice Bah Kuhnke and Staffan Forssell, Director General at the Swedish Arts Council.



Jury member Elina Druker (right) being interviewed.


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