​Nominations for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017 to be presented on October 20

The list over nominated candidates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017 will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The program is a co-operation with the Frankfurt Book Fair and begins at 4.00 pm with a presentation of this year’s laureate, Meg Rosoff. Professor Boel Westin, chairman of the ALMA-jury, will then present the nominated candidates. After the presentation, the nomination list will be available on www.alma.se/en A list of the nominating bodies for 2017 is also available on our web site.

For questions and interviews in Frankfurt with Boel Westin, please contact director Helen Sigeland, +46 76 540 10 33, helen.sigeland@alma.se

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.

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