Nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019 to be announced

Nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019 to be announced

The candidates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019 will be presented on October 11th at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The award amounts to SEK 5 million (approx. EUR 570 000), making it the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. So far, eighteen laureates have received the award. The current laureate is the American author Jacqueline Woodson, with her successor due to be announced 2 April. 

According to the tradition, the ALMA jury chair Boel Westin will present the nomination list at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The nominees are authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and promoters of reading who have been suggested by more than 100 nomination bodies from around the world with in-depth knowledge about children’s and young adult literature.

Welcome to join us on Thursday October 11th at 5 pm at the Frankfurt Kids Stage, Foyer 5.1 / 6.1.
See the full programme 
here.

The nomination list of 2019 will be available on http://www.alma.se/en shortly after the programme. The 2019 ALMA laureate will be announced on April 2nd.

For questions and interviews, please contact Communications Officer Mariella Kucer +46 76 540 10 17, mariella.kucer@alma.se

Previous ALMA laureates

2018 Jacqueline Woodson, United States

2017 Wolf Erlbruch, Germany

2016 Meg Rosoff, United Kingdom/United States

2015 PRAESA, South Africa

2014 Barbro Lindgren, Sweden

2013 Isol, Argentina

2012 Guus Kuijer, The Netherlands

2011 Shaun Tan, Australia

2010 Kitty Crowther, Belgium

2009 Tamer Institute, Palestine

2008 Sonya Hartnett, Australia

2007 Banco del Libro, Venezuela

2006 Katherine Paterson, United States

2005 Ryôji Arai, Japan and Philip Pullman, United Kingdom

2004 Lygia Bojunga, Brazil

2003 Christine Nöstlinger, Austria and Maurice Sendak, United States

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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