Archive for September, 2016

Isol visits Europe

September 15, 2016


On Saturday the 17th of September Isol, the 2013 laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, will participate in Kolibrí – an artistic children’s festival in Helsinki. Among other things she will read stories and run a graphic workshop for children.

The visit to Helsinki is part of a tour to different European countries. Among other things Isol will also  be at the OBA, the public library in Amsterdam, on the 30th of September where there is an exhibition of her work.

Isol is an illustrator, cartoonist, graphic artist, writer, singer and composer. When she received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award the jury described her work like this:

“Taking children’s clear view of the world as her starting point, she addresses their questions with forceful artistic expression and offers open answers. With liberating humour and levity, she also deals with the darker aspects of existence.”

Meg Rosoff visits Göteborg Book Fair

September 13, 2016

Meg Rosoff visits Göteborg Book Fair

– We are excited about Meg Rosoff’s visit, says ALMA Director Helen Sigeland. She has many Swedish readers and those who did not have any possibility to take part in any of the events organised during the award week in May, now have a chance to meet her personally and to listen to her presentations.

Meg Rosoff’s program open to the public is as follows:

Thursday, September 22
11.00 – 11.20 Conversation with jury chairman Boel Westin, Ung scen A 03:22

12.45 – 13.15 Presentation/book signing , Lilla Piratförlaget,B05:42

14.00 – 14.45 Seminar with Boel Westin, K3

Friday, September 23

14.00 – 14.20 Conversation with Henriette Zorn, Swedish Arts Council,Ung scen, A03:22

Saturday, September 25

11.30 – 11.50 Conversation with jury member Henry Ascher, Stage for Freedom of Expression, C02:08

13.00 –13.20 Conversation with jury member Maria Lassén-Seger, Ung scen, A03:22

For further information and interview requests, please contact award director Helen Sigeland,, +46 76 5401033.

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.