2015 års pristagare PRAESA. Foto: Stefan Tell

Announcement 2017

The countdown has started. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017 is to be announced on April 4th.

A teacher’s guide to Meg Rosoff’s Picture Me Gone is launched today

Today the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award publish a reading guide to Meg Rosoff´s book Picture Me Gone (2013). The teacher’s guide is written by researcher and jury member Maria Lassén-Seger.

Nominate for the 2018 award

All countries are welcome to nominate their children’s and YA literature and reading promoting activities. Only nominating bodies approved by the jury have the right to nominate. The list of nominators can be found here. Each nominating body can nominate four candidates, two from their own country and two from other parts of the world. Nominations must reach the award office by May 15, 2017. Regulations and forms can be found here.

Nominees announced for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017

For the world’s largest children’s literature award next year, 226 candidates from 60 countries are nominated, of which 63 are nominated for the first time, jury chairman Professor Boel Westin announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair today.
Meg Rosoff and Maria Lassén-Seger. Photo: Stefan Tell

Meg Rosoff visits Göteborg Book Fair

Meg Rosoff, laureate of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016, visits Göteborg Book Fair September 21 – 24.
Boy on a cliff, picture from the movie

Presentation of Meg Rosoff and her authorship

This short movie introduces Meg Rosoffs authorship with glimpses of her stories. She writes about the big questions in life and her protagonists face difficult trials in their quests to find themselves. They often battle questions of identity and sexuality, and Meg Rosoff always infuses darkness with humor to produce stories that leaves no reader unmoved.
Malena Ernman. Photo: Stefan Tell.

Highlights of the Award Ceremony on video

Watch the highlights of the award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, and the filmed speech by Meg Rosoff.
Meg Rosoff gives her speech. Photo: Stefan Tell.

Meg Rosoff’s speech at the Award Ceremony

Meg Rosoff emphasized the importance of the imagination in her acceptance speech at the Award Ceremony.
Alice Bah Kuhnke. Photo: Stefan Tell.

Speech by Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy

In her congratulatory speech, Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke mentioned difficulties facing young people today.
Meg Rosoff and Maria Lassén-Seger. Photo: Stefan Tell.

Watch the public talk with Meg Rosoff on the web

The public talk at Kulturhuset in Stockholm between Meg Rosoff and jury member Maria Lassén-Seger is available on the web.
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".