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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!

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...

Media Feed Helsinki book fair: Iraqi refugees, Nordic drunks and British spies
23/10-14, 06:10
Finland's biggest literary event ranges from crime, politics and gothic romance to perennial Finnish favourites Jansson, Sibelius, Kekkonen - and Donald Duck. The spotlight is on Italy both at the...
Link: Als mein Vater die Mutter der Anna Lachs heiraten wollte (Christine Nöstlinger)
22/10-14, 15:05
Appetithäppchen: Der elfjährige Cornelius ist entsetzt. Nicht nur muss er erfahren, dass sein Vater eine Freundin hat - sondern die ist auch noch ausgerechnet die Mutter von der Neuen in seiner...
PeterC: Almond, Rosen and Ness nominated for Astrid Lindgren award
22/10-14, 04:59
Lovereading4kids. UK authors David Almond, Michael Rosen and Patrick Ness, alongside specialist children’s bookshop Letterbox Library, are among a total of 197 candidates nominated for the Astrid...
Link: PeterC
omnilibros: The Children of the King
21/10-14, 14:18
Just prior to the London Blitz, siblings fourteen-year-old Jeremy and twelve-year-old Cecily, along with their mother, are being evacuated northwards to their Uncle Peregrine’s Lancastrian mansion....
Link: omnilibros
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