– 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, +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.