Award ceremony

Wolf Erlbruch received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award at a ceremony in Konserthuset Stockholm on May 29 2017. Watch highlights from the evening!

Highlights from award ceremony

Audiovisual presentation of Wolf Erlbruch.
Production: Small World

H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria presented the prize and Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy, Mrs Alice Bah Kuhnke, gave a speech in honour of the laureate. The ceremony was hosted by Yukiko Duke, journalist and literature critic. During the evening, musical entertainment was provided by Swedish opera singer Rickard Söderberg and the Sami artist Sofia Jannok. A dance adaption of Wolf Erlbruch’s book Duck, Death and the Tulip was performed by Fredrik Quiňones and Stacey Aung, choreographed by Mari Carrasco.

Apart from the prize sum, 5 million SEK, the laureate received a diploma illustrated by Marcus-Gunnar Pettersson and Maja K Zetterberg.

Opera singer Rickard Söderberg
Rickard Söderberg

Yukiko Duke
Yukiko Duke

Singer Sofia Jannok
Sofia Jannok

Staffan Forssell
Staffan Forssell


Dancer Stacey Aung
Stacey Aung

Swedish Minister of Culture, Alice Bah Kuhnke
Alice Bah Kuhnke, Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy

ALMA-juryns ordförande Boel Westin
Boel Westin, chairman of ALMA jury

Laureate Wolf Erlbruch
Wolf Erlbruch, laureate 2017

Crown Princess Victoria presents the prize to Wolf Erlbruch
Wolf Erlbruch and Crown Princess Victoria

Alice Bah Kuhnke, Wolf Erlbruch, Crown Princess Victoria
Alice Bah Kuhnke, Wolf Erlbruch and Crown Princess Victoria

Stockholm Konserthus
Konserthuset Stockholm