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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...

PRAESA to visit the International Youth Library in Munich

On June 3rd the German audience will have the chance to meet this year’s ALMA laureate, when PRAESA representatives Carole Bloch, Ntombizanele Mahobi and Malusi Ntoyapi will visit the International...

Focus on the joy of books and storytelling in this year’s award week

This year’s Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) week begins on Monday May 25. Representatives from South African organisation PRAESA will visit Stockholm and Vimmerby to participate in...

ALMA to book festival LitteraLund

Today the biennal LitteraLund Conference opens as part of the book festival LitteraLund, an important arena for children´s literature in Sweden...

Sweden’s minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke comments this year’s Laureate

“I’m very happy that also the African continent now has an Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate. The award of course means opportunities for PRAESA to develop their...
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See the announcement and
a presentation of the laureate

Jury Chairman Boel Westin announced the 2015 laureate, PRAESA at the National Library of Sweden, March 31. Alice Bah Kuhnke, minister for Culture and Democracy introduced the announcement, and it followed by a presentation of the laureate.

"A dream coming true"

Carole Bloch about the award: "Receiving this award is a dream coming true and a great honor. This will make an incredible difference to the reading work we do for huge numbers of children across Africa".
PRAESA

PRAESA receives the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Based in Cape Town, PRAESA, Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, is an organisation that has worked to promote reading and literature for children and young people...
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larazon.com.ar: El mágico universo de Isol, en el San Martín
03/08-15, 14:15
Aunque el período de vacaciones de invierno ya terminó, igualmente se puede seguir disfrutando -hasta el 15, en el Centro Cultural San Martín (Sarmiento 1551)- una de las muestras más atractivas...
Link: larazon.com.ar
diariodecultura.com.ar: Isol, la inteligencia aplicada a los niños, y a los grandes también
01/08-15, 03:45
Una exposición de la artista premiada, con mucho para hacer.Hay personajes para armar, papeles para dejar deseos, dibujos para iluminar y un sutil trabajo con la emoción.
Link: diariodecultura.com.ar
Guardian.co.uk: Meet the children's books site members: 8-12 years, Q-Z
30/07-15, 16:00
This site belongs to kids who love reading. Find out more about the people who contribute to it here Meet the members aged 8-12: A-B, C-F, G-L, M-P * Meet th...
Link: Guardian.co.uk
Guardian.co.uk: Meet the children's books site members: 7 and under
30/07-15, 14:45
This site belongs to kids who love reading. Find out more about the people who contribute to it here * Meet the members: 8-12 years * Meet the teen books sit...
Link: Guardian.co.uk
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