H.R.H. Crown Princess of Sweden to Present German Illustrator Wolf Erlbruch with the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

H.R.H. Crown Princess of Sweden to Present German Illustrator Wolf Erlbruch with the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Welcome to cover the award ceremony of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017, to be presented the German Illustrator Wolf Erlbruch.

Time: Monday May 29, 6:00 – app. 7:10 pm
Venue: Stockholm Concert Hall

The award is presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria at a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Monday 29 May 2017 attended by Alice Bah Kuhnke, Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy who is giving a speech in honor of Wolf Erlbruch.

The compere for the evening is the journalist and literary critic Mrs. Yukiko Duke. There will be artist performances and presentations of Wolf Erlbruch’s work. The prize diploma is designed by Swedish illustrator Marcus Gunnar Pettersson.

Wolf Erlbruch, born in 1948, has written some ten books of his own and illustrated nearly fifty titles by other authors. He is best known for his illustrations of The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business (1994) and Duck, Death and the Tulip (2008), which both became a great success around the world.

For accreditations and interviews
Mariella Kucer, mariella.kucer@alma.se +46 (0)76-5401017.

Images and videos
Press images and video content in broadcast quality with highlights and soundbites from the award ceremony will be available at the ALMA newsroom during the evening.

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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