The announcement

On 20 March at 1:00 p.m. CET it was announced that Guus Kuijer is the laureate of The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2012. The press conference took place in Vinmmerby, 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 www.alma.se.