Jacqueline Woodson. Photo: Stefan Tell

New jury members

We are delighted to welcome the author Mårten Sandén and the translator and literary scholar Janina Orlov to the ALMA jury. Their terms begin July 1.

Jacqueline Woodson to the Göteborg Book Fair

We’re glad to announce that the 2018 laureate Jacqueline Woodson will return to Sweden in September to take part in the Göteborg Book Fair.

Speech and highlights from the award ceremony

On May 28, Jacqueline Woodson accepted Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018 before a full Stockholm Concert Hall. Watch the highlights and Woodson's poignant acceptance speech!

Jacqueline Woodson has landed in Sweden

The American author Jacqueline Woodson today landed in Sweden. During ALMA week May 22-28 Woodson will meet Swedish press, do author talks, meet students, visit Astrid Lindgren’s childhood home in Vimmerby and of course, officially receive the Award.
Photo: Carlos Diaz

ALMA week 2018

Jacqueline Woodson will visit Sweden to accept the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She will take part in a week of ALMA events from May 22–28. Her visit will conclude with a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on May 28, in which H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria will present her with the award.

"The young people have always been thoughtful and deliberate, have always shown up."

We asked the 2018 laureate Jacqueline Woodson about her reaction to receiving the ALMA and her admiration for young citizens in society.
Photo: Carlos Ciaz

The American author Jacqueline Woodson is the laureate of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018

Jacqueline Woodson is an American author, born in 1963 and residing in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of more than thirty titels, and she writes primarily for young teens, but also for children and adults. One of her most lauded books is the award winning autobiographical Brown Girl Dreaming (2014).

Hello there, Stefan Casta and Lennart Eng!

After 12 years on the ALMA jury, author Stefan Casta and illustrator Lennart Eng are taking their leave this spring. How do they feel about it and what are their strongest memories of their years on the jury? Read our interview!

Announcement 2018

The countdown has started. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018 is to be announced on March 27th.
A child reading a book on the subway.

Dwelve into "Duck, Death and the Tulip"

Get to know one of Wolf Erlbruch's most beloved books in our reading guide. Use it in the book circle, for school work or simply just as an inspiration for book conversations! Duck, Death and the Tulip has been celebrated worldwide for its simple, gentle and humorous way of talking about death.

Get prints and leaflets

Find posters of this years laureate to print and put on your wall! We also provide leaflets of earlier laureates and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA).
Link to: More about Astrid Lindgren

Good literature gives the child a place in the world and the world a place in the child.

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