Sweden’s minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke comments this year’s Laureate

“I’m very happy that also the African continent now has an Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate. The award of course means opportunities for PRAESA to develop their...
Photo: Stefan Tell

See the announcement and
a presentation of the laureate

Jury Chairman Boel Westin announced the 2015 laureate, PRAESA at the National Library of Sweden, March 31. Alice Bah Kuhnke, minister for Culture and Democracy introduced the announcement, and it followed by a presentation of the laureate.

"A dream coming true"

Carole Bloch about the award: "Receiving this award is a dream coming true and a great honor. This will make an incredible difference to the reading work we do for huge numbers of children across Africa".

PRAESA receives the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Based in Cape Town, PRAESA, Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, is an organisation that has worked to promote reading and literature for children and young people...


Welcome to follow the live broadcast of this year’s announcement from the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm. Broadcast starts 12:50 pm CET with a speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke, Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy...
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Press Invitation: Announcement of the 2015 Laureate on March 31

Welcome to cover the announcement of the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Time: March 31 at 12:40 pm. Venue: National Library of Sweden, Humlegårdsgatan 26, Humlegården Stockholm

A teacher’s guide to Barbro Lindgren’s Hemligt (Secret) trilogy is launched today

Today the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award publish a reading guide to Barbro Lindgren’s books Jättehemligt (Super Secret, 1971), Världshemligt (Top Secret, 1972) and Bladen brinner (Pages on Fire, 1973). The teacher’s guide is written by researcher and jury member Maria Lassén-Seger.

Key dates spring 2015

Do not miss this spring's key dates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. More information on this year’s award week will be published later on.

ALMA and Barbro Lindgren to Children’s Book Conference in Stavanger

The first few days in February nearly 300 writers, illustrators, librarians and publishers representatives will gather in Stavanger, Norway to participate in this year's Nordic Children's Book Conference.ALMA participants are...

The 2016 nomination process opens today

Today the nominating process for the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award begins. Appointed nominating bodies from all over the world may propose authors/illustrators/storytellers whose work...

2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Announcement on March 31

Jury Chair Boel Westin will announce the 2015 laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award on March 31 at 1 p.m. The jury is awarding the world’s largest prize for children’s literature for the thirteenth time. This year 197 candidates were nominated for the award, from 61 countries.

Seminar in Istanbul on children’s rights and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

On December 4th the Swedish Consulate General in Istanbul hosted a presentation of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention...

Reading promotion competition Children and Books has opened

Now is the time for teachers in Stockholm’s schools to sign up for the competition En bok i världsklass (A world of books). The competition aims to...
Photo: Salikon

Astrid Lindgren’s War Diaries 1939-1945 will be published next year

Today Salikon Publishing House published the news that Astrid Lindgren’s War Diaries will be published in May, 2015. During the entire war, Astrid Lindgren kept diaries where she wrote of everyday life in Stockholm, of the world events and of the actions of the Swedish...

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allafrica.com: South Africa: Reading Project Wins Astrid Lindren Prize
01/04-15, 15:25
Link: allafrica.com
ad-hoc-news.de: Der Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) geht in diesem Jahr an das südafrikanische Leseförderungsprojekt PRAESA
01/04-15, 14:25
Link: ad-hoc-news.de
boersenblatt.net: Südafrikanisches Projekt PRAESA gewinnt
01/04-15, 13:00
Der Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) geht in diesem Jahr an das südafrikanische Leseförderungsprojekt PRAESA. Die Auszeichnung ist mit 5 Millionen schwedischen Kronen (rund 540.000 Euro)...
Link: boersenblatt.net
globalpost.com: First African group wins Astrid Lindgren prize
01/04-15, 12:50
Link: globalpost.com
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