Archive for January, 2018

Nominate for the 2019 award

January 22, 2018

Nominate for the 2019 award

Today the nomination process for the 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award opens. We welcome you to submit your nomination by following this link to our online form.

Only nominating bodies approved by the jury have the right to nominate candidates. The list of nominators is available on These organisations represent countries from all over the world, and when submitting a nomination they’re taking the opportunity to present the children’s and young adult literature, and reading promotion activities, of their respective countries.

Each nominating body can nominate a maximum of four candidates: two candidates from the organisation’s own country and two candidates from other countries. Attached you will find further information on the nomination process and regulations. Please note that the final date for submitting nominations is May 15, 2018.

The award office would like to establish a closer contact with our nominating bodies and we are always interested in receiving updates on the activities of your organisation. You are most welcome to contact the award office and/or meet us at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, March 26-29. You will find us in Hall 21, Stand C46.

The name of the 2018 laureate(s) will be revealed at a press conference held in Stockholm on Tuesday March 27 at 13.00. This announcement will be broadcast live on our website as well as to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and you will receive an invitation by post to this event at the fair shortly.

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the nomination process, and we look forward to receiving your nomination!

Kind regards,

Helen Sigeland, Director
Mariella Kucer, Communication officer
Lisa Haglund, Desk officer