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The new laureate folder is here

The folder on this year’s laureate Meg Rosoff has been delivered to the award office. Read about Meg Rosoff and her works. The brochures are free of charge and may be ordered from the award office literatureaward@alma.se.

Meg Rosoff to Sweden

Author Meg Rosoff is coming to Sweden to receive the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA). The Award Week begins May 23 and ends with the award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on May 30.

Meg Rosoff's works to be presented at the Swedish Institute for Children’s Books on April 14th

Jury member Maria Lassén-Seger will present the works of Meg Rosoff at the Swedish Insititute for Children’s Books in Stockholm on April 14th. No registration. Admission free. Time and venue: Thursday April 14th at...

Speech by Minister for Culture and Democracy at the announcement

Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke, Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy, at the announcement of the 2016 ALMA Laureate. National Library of Sweden on April 5th, 2016. Ladies and gentlemen, here in Stockholm and in Bologna...

Phone Call to Meg Rosoff

Listen to the phone call where Jury Chairman Boel Westin calls author Meg Rosoff to inform her she is the Laureate for the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
2016 laureate Meg Rosoff. Photo: Zoe Norfolk.

“I am overwhelmed and honoured”

Meg Rosoff on receiving the award: "I am overwhelmed and profoundly honoured to be the recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial award for 2016. As a child I modelled myself on Pippi Longstocking – desperate to grow up brave enough to sail the seven seas, strong enough to lift a horse, unconventional enough to live by my own rules".
Sweden’s Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke. Photo: Stefan Tell.

"She expresses empathy for young people who have difficulties in settling in the adult world"

Sweden’s Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke comments this year’s Laureate, Meg Rosoff.

Information in other languages

Information on the 2016 laureate Meg Rosoff available in French, German, Italian and Spanish.

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Jury Chairman Boel Westin. Photo: Stefan Tell.

See the announcement and a presentation of the laureate on demand

Jury Chairman Boel Westin announced the 2016 laureate, Meg Rosoff at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, April 5. Alice Bah Kuhnke, minister for Culture and Democracy introduced the announcement, and it followed by a presentation of the laureate.
2016 laureate Meg Rosoff. Photo: Zoe Norfolk.

The laureate of the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is Meg Rosoff

Author Meg Rosoff was born in in Boston, United States in 1956. She has lived and worked in London for many years. The jury’s citation reads: “Meg Rosoff’s young adult novels speak to the emotions as well as the intellect. In sparkling prose, she writes about the search for meaning and identity in a peculiar and bizarre world. Her brave and humorous stories are one-of-a-kind. She leaves no reader unmoved”.

Leaves no reader unmoved

Meg Rosoff’s YA novels form a suite of existential dramas in which values and norms, ideas and preconceptions are subjected to constant challenge and change.

ALMA co-operates with dairy producer Arla Foods

This summer, Arla Food’s dairy consumers will be able to read about laureates of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) on milk packs. By reading their books and writing about them, children and young adults will be able to win books.

Invitation for press to cover the announcement

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award invites press and media to cover the announcement of this year's laureate. Time: April 5 at 12:45 pm Venue: Illustrator’s Café, Bologna Children’s Book Fair

From Stockholm to Bologna

This year´s Laureate will be announced by Jury Chairman Boel Westin at the National Library of Sweden at 1:00 pm CET on April 5. The press conference will be broadcast by streamed link to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy, where...

Countdown for the announcement of this year’s ALMA Laureate

Today it´s four weeks until the announcement of the laureate or laureates of the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. The 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) Laureate will be announced at the National Library of Sweden on April 5 at 1:00 pm CET by...

Nominate to the 2017 award

Today the nomination process to the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award opens. All countries of the world are welcome to submit nominations, and to take the opportunity to present their children’s and young adult literature and their reading promotion activities. Only...
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