"I’m still in a shock and will be for some time."

Read Wolf Erlbruch's first comment after being notified of him being this year's ALMA laureate.

Films from the children's book fair in Bologna

The announcement of this year's ALMA laureate took place at Kungliga biblioteket in Stockholm and was streamed live to the ongoing international children's book fair in Bologna. See reaction films from the book fair, including joyous comments from former ALMA laureate Kitty Crowther.

Information in other languages

Information on the 2017 laureate Wolf Erlbruch available in French, German, Italian and Spanish. On this page you can also find information in these languages about previous years' laureates.

Wolf Erlbruch is the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate

Wolf Erlbruch, born in 1948, is a German illustrator and picturebook author. He has written some ten books of his own and illustrated nearly fifty titles by other authors. He is best known for his illustrations of The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business (1994), which became a great success around the world.

Announcement 2017

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

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.

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.

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.
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.