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Meet Barbro Lindgren at Göteborg Book Fair September 25

September 10, 2014

Meet Barbro Lindgren at Göteborg Book Fair September 25

Barbro Lindgren will participate in the following program at the Göteborg Book Fair on Thursday September 25. The entire program is in Swedish.

10.30-10.50 Ung Scen, A-hallen
Conversation with author and jury member Mats Kempe.

11.00-11.30 Vi Läser, B06:59
Conversation with journalist and editor Yukiko Duke.

12.10-12.30 Dagens Nyheter, F01:39
Conversation with journalist Lotta Olsson.

13.30-13.55 Se människan, G-hallen plan 2
Conversation with journalist and producer Erika Hedenström.

14.15-14.25 Rabén & Sjögren, B05:22
Conversation with Moa Brunnberg, publisher at Rabén&Sjögren.

15.00-15.45 Seminar, K1
Conversation with literary scholar and jury member Maria Lassén-Seger.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award also arranges the following seminars at Ung Scen stage, Hall A.

Friday September 26
16.00-16.20 How do we promote children’s apetite for reading?
Conversation between Reza Saleh, Colette van Luik, Berättarministeriet and Helen Sigeland, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Saturday September 27
13.00-13.20 Meet Boel Westin, new chairperson of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Jury
A conversation between Professor Boel Westin and Lotta Brilioth Biörnstad, coordinator of Children’s Culture at the Swedish Arts Council.

You are most welcome to the exhibition of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award at Göteborg Book Fair September 25-28, Ung scen, Hall A.

Barbro Lindgren to Vimmerby, Stockholm and Umeå

April 7, 2014

Barbro Lindgren to Vimmerby, Stockholm and Umeå

The award week for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) begins on May 25. During a week this year’s laureate, the Swedish author Barbro Lindgren, will participate in a tailored program to meet with the public, press and reading promoters. The program includes two intensive days in Vimmerby and meetings in Stockholm and Umeå.

– We hope that as many people as possible can take part in this year’s award week, says Director Helen Sigeland. We are particularly happy that this year’s award week includes Umeå, the 2014 European Capital of Culture. Barbro Lindgren will visit Café Pilgatan in Umeå, which is known for it´s reading promotion activities.

On March 25 it was announced that Barbro Lindgren is the first Swedish laureate ever,. She is one of Sweden’s most beloved authors with innovative and multifaceted works for children of all ages. Her production includes picture books, poetry, plays and books for children and young adults.

The program includes:

May 25   Visit to Astrid Lindgren’s Näs in Vimmerby

May 26   Visit to Astrid Lindgren’s childhood home Näs

May 27   Visit to the Astrid Lindgren School in Vimmerby, meeting with participants at the Astrid Lindgren Conference

May 28   Meeting with children at Kulturhuset (House of Culture) in Stockholm

May 28   Public conversation with a member of the ALMA-jury at Kulturhuset

May 31   Program at Café Pilgatan in Umeå

June 2  Award Ceremony, Stockholm Concert Hall

 

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.

Press invitation: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014

March 18, 2014

Press invitation: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014

Welcome to cover the announcement of the
laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014.

Time: March 25 at 12:40 pm
Venue: National Library of Sweden, Humlegårdsgatan 26, Humlegården, Stockholm

Opening speaker is
Minister for Culture of Sweden Mrs Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth. Welcome by Executive
Director Gunilla Herdenberg and Kerstin Brunnberg, Chairman the Swedish Arts
Council.

Jury Chairman Larry Lempert announces the 2014 laureate at 1:00 pm CET. The
announcement will be followed by a short presentation of the laureate(s) by the
jury.

For accreditation and interviews with jury members, please contact
Communication Officer Helene Andersson on +46 76 5401017 or helene.andersson@alma.se. The award office may provide journalists, if possible, with contact
information for people and organisations with expert knowledge about this year’s
laureate(s).

The
announcement and presentation will be broadcast online at www.alma.se/en and relayed live to
the international Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

A press package with videos in high resolution from the press conference will
be available on www.thenewsmarket.com/alma during the afternoon. Please
register if you are a first time user. Questions about registration may be
forwarded to journalisthelp@thenewsmarket.com.

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.

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014 to be announced 25 March

February 25, 2014

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014 to be announced 25 March

The laureate of the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) will be announced at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm on 25 March at 1 pm. The introductory speeches will be given by Kerstin Brunnberg, Chair of the Swedish Arts Council, and Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Sweden’s Minister for Culture.

This year’s award has drawn 238 nominations from 68 countries. The laureate or laureates – chosen from the nominated authors, illustrators, oral storytellers, reading promoters and reading promotion Groups – will be announced as usual by Larry Lempert, Chairman of the ALMA jury.

The press conference will be relayed live from the National Library to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

– We are looking forward to hosting the announcement of this internationally significant news right here at the National Library, says Gunilla Herdenberg, the library’s Executive Director. The award puts children’s and young adult literature in the global spotlight, along with reading promotion, which is an important issue in contemporary society. It will be really exciting to be there when the jury announces this year’s laureate.

After the announcement, a jury member will give a presentation on the laureate(s). Follow the press conference live at http://www.alma.se, starting at 12:50 pm Central European Time (GMT+1).

Today the nomination process for 2015 opens

January 15, 2014

Today the nomination process for 2015 opens

The opportunity to nominate one or more candidates for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) begins today.

Only nominating bodies approved by the jury are allowed to nominate candidates to the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. Today the award office has established contact with several hundreds of organsiations worldwide.

The number of nominees has been steadily increasing since the award was founded 12 years ago. For the 2014 award, 238 candidates from 68 countries are nominated.

The nomination process closes on May 15. The nominees for 2015 will be announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 9, 2014.

Photo: Alexander Heimann, Frankfurt Buchmesse. Anna Thalbach talks to Director Helen Sigeland and Jury Chairman Larry Lempert on the subject of the 2013 Laureate Isol. Frankfurt Book Fair, October 2013.

Global perspective generates exciting candidate list

October 10, 2013

Global perspective generates exciting candidate list

The nominations for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award the 2014 were presented today at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The list includes 238 candidates from 68 countries. Up 15% on the 2013 figure, the number of nominations continues the upward trend seen over the past few years.

– We owe the efforts of our active nominating bodies for this impressive list, says Larry Lempert, Chairman of the ALMA jury. Many nominating bodies have chosen not only to nominate their compatriots, but also to propose candidates from other countries. This shows that our nominating bodies have a global perspective in their work.

Each nominating body can nominate up to four candidates: two from its own country and two from other countries. More than 100 bodies worldwide have nominated authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters for the 2014 award.

– This makes the list a goldmine for anyone interested in current children’s and young adult literature and reading promoting work around the world, Mr Lempert notes.

Of this year’s candidates, 54 are first-time nominees.

The laureate or recipients of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014 will be announced on 25 March 2014. The award will be presented at a ceremony in the Stockholm Concert Hall on 2 June 2014.

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.

The announcement of nominees on YouTube

October 11, 2012