A wonderful award night

What a fantastic evening! Yesterday’s ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, when Meg Rosoff received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016, was such a great experience. Beautiful speeches, brilliant music and wonderful atmosphere. These pictures taken by photographer Stefan Tell give you some highlights from the evening!

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The sun was shining and the Stockholm Concert Hall was beautifully decorated.

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Katti Hoflin was the compere of the night.

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The Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy, Alice Bah Kuhnke, made the congratulatory speech.

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Boel Westin, Chairman of the ALMA jury, read the jury’s citation.

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Emotional moment when Meg Rosoff received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016.

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Meg Rosoff made a very strong and beautiful acceptance speech.

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Great music by Bo Kaspers Orkester.

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Hamadi Khemiri read an exerpt from Meg Rosoff’s novel “What I was”.

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Beautiful musical entertainment by Malena Ernman.

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The Concert Hall was full.

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Many people wanted to document the evening.

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Evening sun when the ceremony was finished.

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