2009

153 candidates from 60 countries are nominated for the 2009 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The recipient or recipients will be announced on March 24, 2009, at 13.00 CET. 

See links below for information about the candidates. Some links may lead to pages in nominees native language. 

Please choose this link for a complete list of candidates in PDF.

Category: Author/Illustrator/Storyteller

Ak, Sevim 
Turkey

Algimantas, Zurba 
Lithuania

Almond, David  
United Kingdom

Bauer, Jutta  
Germany

Bazdulj-Hubijar, Nura  
Bosnia Herzegovina

Belsvik, Rune  
Norway

Berner, Rotraut Susanne  
Germany

Blake, Quentin  
United Kingdom

Blau, Aljoscha  
Germany

Browne, Anthony  
United Kingdom

Bruna, Dick  
The Netherlands

Calatayud, Miguel  
Spain

Campos de Queiros, Bartolomeu  
Brazil

Carmi, Daniella  
Israel

Cneut, Carll  
Belgium

Cowley, Joy  
New Zealand

Crowther, Kitty  
Belgium

de Lima, Cremilda  
Angola

de Oliveira, Rui
Brazil

Delessert, Etienne 
Switzerland

Derib 
Switzerland

Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel    
United Kingdom

Doyle, Brian  
Canada

Ekman, Fam 
Norway

Eriksson, Eva 
Sweden

Farias Díaz-Noriega, Juan  
Spain

Fernando Alonso, Alonso 
Spain

Franco, Mercedes 
Venezuela

Gamos, Albert
The Philippines

Gandolfi, Silvana 
Itally

Gay, Marie-Louise 
Canada

Gómez Morín, Mauricio
Mexico

Grech, Leonard
Malta

Grigoriadou-Soureli, Galatia 
Greece

Havkin, Hilla 
Israel

Havukainen, Aino & Toivonen, Sami 
Finland

Heidelbach, Nikolaus 
Germany

Helgadóttir, Gudrun 
Iceland

Hellsing, Lennart 
Sweden

Hoban, Russel  
USA

Hovland, Ragnar 
Norway

Huovi, Hannele 
Finland

Härtling, Peter 
Germany

Höglund, Anna 
Sweden

Ibbotson, Eva 
United Kingdom

ISOL
Argentina

Jason  
Norway

Jensen, Louis 
Denmark

Junakovic, Svjetlan  
Croatia

Kalman, Maira 
USA

Karrebæck, Dorte 
Denmark

Komgata, Katsumi 
Japan

Krsenkovic Brkovic, Dragana 
Republic of Montenegro

Kuijer, Guus 
The Netherlands

Kunnas, Mauri 
Finland

Laulajainen, Leena 
Finland

Lindgren, Barbro  
Sweden

Lowry, Lois 
USA

Lukk-Tompere, Regina
Estonia

Lumme, Leena  
Finland

Madsen, Peter 
Denmark

Mahy, Margaret
New Zealand

Martin, Andreu 
Spain

Mhlope, Gsina  
South Africa

Mikhalkov, Sergey  
Russia

Moeyaert, Bart 
Belgium

Montes, Graciela  
Argentina

Moradi Kermani, Hooshang 
Iran

Morpurgo, Michael 
United Kingdom

Myers, Walter Dean  
USA

Navrátil, Ján 
Slovak Republic

Niit, Ellen
Estonia

Nyhus, Svein
Norway

Olmos, Gabriela 
Mexico

Pacovska, Kveta 
Czech Republic

Panandiker, Surekha 
India

Paterakis, Yolanda 
Greece

Pawlak, Pawel 
Poland

Paz, Agustín Fernández
Spain

Pedovic, Aleksander
Serbia

Pervik, Aino  
Estonia

Piumini, Roberto  
Italy

Pressler, Mirjam  
Germany

Pyliotou, Maria 
Cyprus

Reuter, Bjarne 
Denmark

Rosenløw Eeg, Harald
Norway

Rsumovic, Ljubivoje  
Serbia

Sandman Lilius, Irmelin 
Finland

Schroeder, Binette 
Germany

Sempé, Jean-Jaques 
France

Serrano Pérez, Fransisco Javier 
Spain

Sfarr, Joann
France

Siesicka, Krystyna  
Poland

Silina, Ekaterina 
Russia

Sís, Peter  
USA

Soto, Gary
USA

Spang Olsen, Ib  
Denmark

Stark, Ulf  
Sweden

Stephanidi, Photini 
Greece

Tadjo, Veronique  
Ivory Coast

Taina, Hannu  
Finland

Tellegen, Toon  
The Netherlands

Tjong-Khing, Thé  
The Netherlands

Uehashi, Nahoko  
Japan

Ukropina, Jovan 
Serbia

Usachev, Andrey 
Russia

van Leeuwen, Joke  
The Netherlands

Vejjajiva, Jane  
Thailand

Verplancke, Klaas  
Belgium

Vestly, Anne-Cath 
Norway

Vieira, Alice 
Portugal

Welsh Rabady, Renate 
Austria

Wenjun, Qin  
China

Wensell, Ulises 
Spain

Wheatley, Jennie N 
British Virgin Islands

Wikland, Ilon  
Sweden

Youssef, Abdel Tawab  
Egypt

Zak, Monica  
Sweden

Zei, Alki  
Greece

Zwerger, Lisbeth  
Austria
 

Category: Promoters of reading


Adarna House  
The Philippines

Bibl. Th´uruchapitas de Cochabamba 
Bolivia

Granito de Arena 
Uruguay

ILKYAR  
Turkey

Internationale Jugendbibliothek  
Germany

Kinderboekenmuseum's Gravenhage 
The Netherlands

Seven Stories  
United Kingdom

Tamer Institute  
Palestinian Areas

Yayasan Buku Utama (Pime Book Foundadtion) 
Indonesia

Biblionef 
South Africa

Caravane Civique
Morocco

First Words in Print  
South Africa

The section for libraries serving  disadvantaged persons / IFLA 
International

Indigenous Children Lit. Writers Meeting 
Brazil

Lubuto Library Project  
Zambia

Municipi Lector
Spain

National Reading Aloud Contest 
The Netherlands

PRAESA  
South Africa

Read to Me! Nova Scotia Family Literacy Program 
Canada

Revue des Livres pour Enfants  
France

Rom. Radio Broadcasting Corporation  
Romania

Togo Public Libraries Network 
Togo

Zmaj Children Games 
Serbia

Abu Nasr, Julinda 
Lebanon

Chambers, Aidan och Nancy 
United Kingdom

Dashdondog, Jamba 
Mongolia

Esic, Simo 
Bosnia Herzegovina

Ferrer, Vicente  
Spain

Leite, Mauricio 
Brazil

Papuzinska, Joanna
Poland

Rosunall, Nazal 
Mauritius

Tötemeyer, Andree-Jeanne 
Namibia