Barbro Lindgren. Photo: Stefan Tell

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!

ALMA to the IBBY Congress in Mexico City

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will participate in the international IBBY Congress in Mexico City  September 10-13. The Congress gathers more than 130 speakers from 50 different countries; including  David Almond, Daniel Goldin...

Hello there, Katarina Kieri

Katarina Kieri is member of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury since July 1st. Her body of work encompasses novels, poetry and short stories for children, young adults and adults. Initially she intended to write only poetry, but she later felt increasingly drawn to the prose medium.
Boel Westin. Photo: Eva Dalin

Hello there, Boel Westin

Boel Westin is Professor of Literature at Stockholm University, specializing in children’s and young adult literature, as well as researcher and literary critic. Since July 1 she is Chairman of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury.

Hello there, Anna Höglund

Anna Höglund is considered one of Sweden’s leading illustrators. Since July 1 she is member of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury. Born and raised in Stockholm. Five children, one dog, one cat, six chickens and a nice...

Hello there, Johan Palmberg

Johan Palmberg works as a rights agent for Astrid Lindgren’s books and is Astrid Lindgren’s great-grandson. Since July 1 he is member of the jury. Tell us about yourself. Who is Johan Palmberg? That’s a tough question – I’m really not all that different from anyone else. Besides what you already know, I’m very much into...

Barbro Lindgren to Göteborg Book Fair

Meet this year’s laureate Barbro Lindgren at the Göteborg Book Fair in Gothenburg. On Thursday, September 25, she participates in a seminar about imagination and the conditions of freedom and writing with jury member Maria Lassén-Seger, critic of children’s literature and...

A presentation of Barbro Lindgren

Follow the presentation of Barbro Lindgren and her works. First broadcast at the Award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on June 2, 2014.

New members of the jury for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

The Swedish Arts Council has appointed four new members of the jury for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The new chairman from July 1 is Boel Westin, who has been Professor of Literature at...

Behind the scenes of this year’s announcement

Get behind the scenes of the announcement of this year’s laureate. The announcement took place at a press conference at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm on March 25 and was streamed live...

Highlights from the Award Ceremony

Have a look at the highlights from yesterdays Award Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Crown Princess Victoria presented the Award, Barbro Lindgren's speech, performances etc.

Barbro Lindgren's speech at the Award Ceremony

First of all, I would like to say thank you very much for the lovely award, which is especially fun to receive because it was established in memory of Astrid Lindgren! I am also very happy to have...

Full House for Barbro Lindgren in Stockholm’s Concert Hall

Author Barbro Lindgren accepted the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award on Monday evening before a crowded audience in the Stockholm Concert Hall. H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria presented...

2014 Award Week Kicks Off In Vimmerby

Sunday marks the start of the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Week, honouring Barbro Lindgren, the first Swedish ALMA laureate, who will meet her readers throughout the week. Her first stop is Astrid Lindgren’s childhood home, Vimmerby.

Hello there Ann Sköld Nilsson at Rabén & Sjögren

Ann Sköld Nilsson is Publishing Director at Rabén&Sjögren in Sweden, one of Barbro Lindgren’s publishers.You were present at the press conference in Bologna on March 25. How did you feel...

Media Feed Monday Profile: Winona author promotes children's literature across the world
22/09-14, 11:45
Anne Pellowski, at home in Winona, prepares felt animal figures that will be used for storytelling during an upcoming trip to Kenya in November. Pellowski, a longtime children's literature writer and...
Link: Tove Janssonin ennen julkaisemattomista kirjeistä kirja - paljastaa lisää taiteilijan elämästä
22/09-14, 10:50
viihde Taiteilija ja kirjailija Tove Jansson oli ahkera kirjeiden kirjoittaja koko ikänsä. Hän kirjoitti läheisilleen ja rakkailleen, hoiti liikeasioitaan kirjeitse ja halusi vastata kaikille...
Link: Fundación Konex entregó los diplomas al mérito de las Letras Argentinas
17/09-14, 18:15
Télam Agencia de Noticias / ampliar Eduardo Jozami, distinguido en la categoría Biografías y Memorias, aseguró que recibe la mención "con mucha satisfacción y muy orgulloso porque entre los...
Link: Author Katherine Paterson begins new season of First Wednesdays lectures
17/09-14, 18:05
BRATTLEBORO-Award-winning Vermont author Katherine Paterson will consider the importance and many benefits of reading in a talk at Brooks Memorial Library on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. Her talk, "Reading for...
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