Award ceremony

Wolf Erlbruch received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award at a ceremony in Konserthuset Stockholm on May 29 2017.  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.