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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...
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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...

Jury member Annika Edlund awarded the Minerva Prize

Children’s librarian and literary educator Annika Edlund has been announced as recipient of Umeå County’s Minerva Prize, which rewards practitioners or promoters of cultural activities related primarily to Västerbotten, in the north of Sweden. This is the...

Nominations for 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award announced today

The list of nominees for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) was announced today at the Frankfurt Book Fair by Boel Westin, the incoming chair of the ALMA jury. The list includes 50...

Jury member Anna Höglund awarded the Nils Holgersson-plaque

Today the Swedish Library Association announced Anna Höglund as the recipient of this year’s Nils Holgersson-plaque for her book “Om detta talar man endast med kaniner” (approx. Things you only talk about with rabbits”).

Nominated Candidates for 2015 to be revealed on October 9th

On 9 October, the nominees for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) are presented at the international Frankfurt Book Fair.  The list of candidates is presented by Boel Westin...

Watch video from Göteborg Book Fair 2014

On September 25, 2014, Barbro Lindgren participated in a public program at the Göteborg Book Fair.

Meet Barbro Lindgren at Göteborg Book Fair September 25

Barbro Lindgren will partipate in an extensive program at the Göteborg Book Fair on Thursday September 25. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will presented by an exhibition in Hall A, Ung scen. Welcome!

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merkur-online.de: Beste Vorleser des Landkreises gekürt
27/02-15, 13:10
Peißenberg - An der Mittelschule in Peißenberg ging der Kreisentscheid im Vorlesewettbewerb über die Bühne. Die Jury hatte es nicht leicht.
Link: merkur-online.de
news.at: Gegen die Abschaffung der Literatur in Schulen
26/02-15, 12:20
Literaturliste ins Leben gerufen: Renommierte Autoren steuern ihre Tipps bei!
Link: news.at
scroll.in: Seeing the unseen: the stories that comics help us recognise
23/02-15, 08:20
Through the use of panels, comics offer windows into alternate worlds that the reader must digest individually, and as a whole.
Link: scroll.in
teinteresa.es: El holandés Guus Kuijer gana el premio Astrid Lindgren de literatura infantil
22/02-15, 00:15
Imagen con un cartel al fondo de la escritora Astrid Lindgren, conocida por sus historias del personaje "Pipi Calzaslargas".
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