Barbro Lindgren. Photo: Stefan Tell

Co-operation with reading promotion organisation Berättarministeriet to stimulate children’s apetite for reading

This spring the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) begins a co-operation with reading promotion organisation Berättarministeriet (approx. ministry of storytelling, our transl.) to promote interest...

Barbro Lindgren to Vimmerby, Stockholm and Umeå

The award week for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) begins on May 25. During a week this year’s laureate, the Swedish author Barbro Lindgren...

Listen to this year's call to the laureate

Listen to the phone call where Jury Chairman Larry Lempert informs Barbro Lindgren that she is this year's laureate.

Presentation of Barbro Lindgren in Stockholm on March 27

Tomorrow jury member Mats Kempe presents the new ALMA laureate at the Swedish Institute for Children’s Books.

Swedish Minister for Culture comments the new laureate

"Barbro Lindgren has published over a hundred titles and her books have been translated into more than thirty languages. In 2009, she was awarded...

Kerstin Brunnberg about this year's laureate

"Today, the jury has named a Swedish laureate for the first time—but a laureate with an international reputation, whose books have been translated into more than thirty languages.

"I`m happy because it is Astrid´s award"

"It all started with a letter from her telling me how to write a good story. I followed her advice and this letter became my university". Barbro Lindgren about the award.

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Watch the announcement and the presentation of the laureate on-demand

The announcement of this year’s laureate took place at the National Library in Stockholm on March 25 at 1:00 pm CET. The announcement was followed by a presentation of the laureate by one of the jury member.

Press invitation: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014

Press and media are welcome to cover the announcement of the laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014.

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014 to be announced 25 March

The laureate of the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) will be announced at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm on 25 March at 1 pm. The introductory speeches will be given by Kerstin Brunnberg, Chair of the Swedish Arts Council, and Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Sweden’s Minister for Culture.

New Reading Guides for works by Isol

Today, new reading guides on books by this year’s laureate Isol are published; It’s Useful to Have a Duck, Nocturne - Dream Recipes and Petit, the Monster. The reading guides are written by...

Save the date

Key dates during the spring: March 25: Announcement of the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate (s) at the National Library of Sweden at...

Today the nomination process for 2015 opens

The opportunity to nominate one or more candidates for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) begins today.

ALMA and Isol to visit Guadalajara and Mexico City

During the last week in November, the international book industry gathers in the city of Guadalajara, located in the western parts of Mexico. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award participates as usual, now with this year’s laureate Isol.

The 2014 laureate will be announced in Stockholm on March 25

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014 will be announced on March 25 at the National Library in Stockholm, Sweden.

The nominated candidates for 2014 were presented today

The nominations for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award the 2014 were presented today at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The list includes 238 candidates from 68 countries.

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