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...
Jury Chair Boel Westin announces the 2015 Laureate. Photo: Stefan Tell

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016 to be announced on April 5th

The announcement of the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) will be opened by Ulrika Stuart Hamilton, Chair of the Swedish Arts Council, and Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister for Culture and Democracy in Sweden. The press conference will take place at the National...

Nominees announced for 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Next year 215 candidates from 59 countries will be in the running for the world’s largest children’s literature award, jury chair Boel Westin announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair today.
Photo: Stefan Tell

ALMA participates in reading promotion conference in Vilnius October 8-9

This week we´ll participate in the conference Children’s and Young Adults’ Reading as Challenge in the 21st Century: Libraries Empower Social Changes 2015. The conference is arranged by the National Library of Lithuania, the Swedish Institute and...

Nominations for 2016 to be revealed on October 15

The list over nominated candidates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016 will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair.The program is a co-operation with the Frankfurt Book Fair and begins...

PRAESA and Daniel Goldin to Göteborg Book Fair

Several international reading promoters will visit Sweden and Göteborg Book Fair on September 24-27. This year’s laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA), the South African organisation PRAESA, and Daniel Goldin, publisher and...
Lena Kåreland. Photo: Atlantis Book Agency

Hello there, Lena Kåreland

Researcher and literary critic Lena Kåreland is new member of the ALMA jury since July 1st. You have written many books focusing on children’s and young adult literature, including one about children’s books in society. What’s your view on the market for children’s books...
PRAESA's diploma. Cropped image.

The creators behind PRAESA’s diploma about the work process

Illustrators Maja K Zetterberg (text) and Siri Ahmed Backström (illustrations) are the creators behind this year’s ALMA diploma. We asked them if they could describe the process behind the making of the diploma.

PRAESA's speech at the Award Ceremony

PRAESA founder, Neville Alexander, loved The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde. I do too – and we’ve retold it in five languages to share in South Africa. I believe it captures the spirit of our work – you’ll remember how...

Watch the highlights of the Award Ceremony

New videos from the Award Ceremony yesterday at the Stockholm Concert Hall are now available. Sweden’s Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke presented the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award to PRAESA.

Strong feelings when PRAESA received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2015

It was an emotional moment when Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) was presented to the South African reading promotion PRAESA by Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke. PRAESA...

Public talk with PRAESA to be broadcast at the Knowledge Channel

The Swedish Knowledge Channel will broadcast the public talk at Kulturhuset between author and jury member Mats Kempe and PRAESA’s representatives...
Lena Kåreland. Photo: Atlantis Book Agency

Lena Kåreland new member of the jury

Today the Swedish Arts Council appointed Lena Kåreland as member of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury from July 1, 2015. She is Professor Emerita in Literature with a focus on didactics and literary theory. She is a member of the...

Photo: PRAESA

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timeout.com: The 100 best children's books: who voted?
12/02-16, 11:50
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interklasa.pl: Książki dobre dla dzieci
12/02-16, 00:10
Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Oświatowe przygotowało listę „Książek dobrych dla dzieci”. Zestawienie tytułów wartościowej literatury dziecięcej, przygotowane przez uznanych znawców i...
Link: interklasa.pl
timeout.com: The 100 best children's books
09/02-16, 15:45
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heraldlive.co.za: Join Nal’bali in passing on the power of stories this World Read Aloud Day
08/02-16, 13:15
Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is calling on the nation to help them pass on the power of stories and set a read-aloud record this World Read Aloud Day, 24 February.
Link: heraldlive.co.za
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