from Astrid Lindgren, Karlsson on the Roof
The award is presented in beautiful early summer Stockholm.
In early summer the laureate is invited to Stockholm to receive the award and to meet with the general public, readers, children and journalists. Seminars, workshops, presentations and study visits are arranged in accordance with the laureate's interests and preferences.The week ends with the award ceremony, a major celebration of children's literature. The award is presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and the Swedish Minister for Culture.The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award would like to thank our partners and sponsors:Hotel SkeppsholmenBMW SverigeArctic PaperMediatecKulturhuset StockholmStockholms KonserthusAstrid Lindgrens Näs
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world's largest award for children's and young adult literature. The award amounts to SEK 5 million and is given annually to a single laureate or to several. Authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters are eligible for the award, which is designed to promote interest in children's and young adult literature. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the foundation of our work. An expert jury selects the laureate(s) from candidates nominated by institutions and organisations all over the world. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was founded by the Swedish government in 2002 and is administrated by the Swedish Arts Council.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial AwardSwedish Arts CouncilP.O.Box 272 15102 53 Stockholm
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