From announcement to award lecture

On 29 March at 1:00 p.m. CET it was announced that Shaun Tan is the laureate ot the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2011. The press conference took place inVimmerby, Astrid Lindgren's birth place. Larry Lempert, chairman of the jury also announced the citation of the jury. The press conference was broadcast live to the world’s largest children’s book fair in Bologna, Italy, and could also be followed live on

On the following pages, you can follow Larry Lempert’s telephone conversation with Shaun Tan March 29 and Shaun Tan's award lecture at the House of Culture in Stockholm.