2010

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award rewards the best in contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world. This makes the list of nominees a good starting place if you want an overview of what's going on in children's literature today.

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The candidates have been nominated by experts from many different countries. On the list is a mix of authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and promoters of reading, working in various literary traditions and languages.  

On March 24 at 13.00 CET the recipient or recipients of the 2010 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will be announced at the birthplace of Astrid Lindgren in Vimmerby, Sweden. The announcement will also be broadcast live here on the website.

Below, please find a list of the 2010 nominees in alphabetical order. Links lead to more information, often in the nominees own language. The award does not take responsibility for information on these external sites.

NOMINATED CANDIDATES:

Adarna House
Reading promotion organisation
The Phillipines

Akal, Aytül
Author
Turkey

Almond, David
Author
Great Britain

Alsonso, Fernando Alonso
Author
Spain

Antonenkov, Evgeny
Illustrator
Russia

Appelgren, Tove
Author
Finland

Bauer, Jutta
Illustrator
Germany

Becirbasic, Mirsad
Author/Promoter of reading
Bosnia-Herzegovina

Belsvik, Rune
Author
Norway

Berner, Rotraut Susanne
Illustrator
Germany

Biblionef
Reading promotion organisation
South Africa

Biblioteca Th´uruch´apitas
Reading promotion organisation
Bolivia

Bishqemi, Astrit
Author/Promoter of reading
Albania

Blake, Quentin
Illustrator
Great Britain

Blau, Aljoscha
Illustrator
Germany

Bryan, Ashley
Illustrator
USA

Brögger, Lilian
Illustrator
Denmark

Callaloo Poets
Reading promotion organisation
Virgin Islands

Campos de Queiros, Bartholomeu
Author
Brasil

Caravane Civique
Reading promotion project
Marocco

Carmi, Daniella
Author
Israel

Casalderrey, Fina
Author
Spain

Chambers, Aidan (nominated singly and with Chambers, Nancy)
Author/Promoters of reading
Great Britain

Chambers, Nancy (nominated with Chambers, Aidan)  
Promoter of reading
Great Britain

Choucair, Mahmoud
Author
Egypt

Cneut, Carll
Illustrator
Belgium

Cowley, Joy
Author
New Zealand

Crowther, Kitty
Illustrator
Belgium

Dahle, Gro (nominated with Svein Nyhus)
Author
Norway

Daly, Niki
Illustrator
South Africa

Derib
Illustrator
Schweiz

Doyle, Brian
Author
Canada

Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV)
Reading promotion organisation
Turkey

Edwards, Hazel
Author
Australia

Eeg Rosenlöw, Harald
Author
Norway

Ekman, Fam
Author/Illustrator
Norway

Eriksson, Eva
Illustrator
Sweden

Erlbruch, Wolf
Illustrator
Germany

Farias-Diaz Noriega, Juan
Author
Spain

Fernandes, Maria Celestina
Author
Angola

First words in print
Reading promotion project
South Africa

Gamos, Albert
Illustrator
The Phillipines

Geelen, Harrie
Author/Illustrator
The Netherlands

Gestel, Peter van  
Author
The Netherlands

Gleitzman, Morris
Author
Australia

Granito de Arena
Reading promotion organisation
Uruguay

Grech, Leonard
Author
Malta

Hansen, Thore
Illustrator
Norway

Havkin, Hilla
Illustrator
Israel

Havukainen, Aino (nominated with Toivonen, Sami)
Author/illustrator
Finland

Heidelbach, Nikolaus
Illustrator
Germany

Helgadottir, Gudrun
Author
Iceland

Hellsing, Lennart
Author
Sverige

Hemati Ahoui, Abolfazl
Illustrator
Iran

Henkes, Kevin
Author
USA

Hoban, Russel
Author
USA

Hovland, Ragnar
Author
Norway

Hughes, Shirley
Author/Illustrator
Great Britain

Härtling, Peter
Author
Germany

Höglund, Anna
Author/Illustrator
Sweden

IBBY International
Reading promotion organisation
International

ILKYAR
Reading promotion organisation
Turkey

Innocenti, Roberto
Illustrator
Italy

Internationale Jugendbibliothek
Reading promotion organisation
Germany

(ISOL) Misenta, Marisol
Author/Illustrator
Argentina

Jamba, Dasgdondog
Author/Promoter of reading
Mongolia

Jensen, Louis
Author
Denmark

Junakovic, Svjetlan
Illustrator
Croatia

Kalman, Maira
Author/Illustrator
USA

Karrebaek, Dorte
Illustrator
Denmark

Kelompok Pencinta Bacaan Anak (Society for the advancement of Children's Literature)
Reading promotion organisation
Indonesia

Knowledge Without Borders Campaign
Reading promotion organisation
United Arab Emirates

Krsenkovic Brkovic, Dragana
Author
Montenegro

Kuijer, Guus
Author
The Netherlands

Kunnas, Mauri
Illustrator
Finland

La Fundación Riecken
Reading promotion organisation
Guatemala

Labbad, Mohieddine el
Illustrator
Egypt

Leeuwen, Joke van
Author
The Netherlands

Leite, Mauricio
Promoter of reading
Brazil

Lettsome, Qunicy F
Author
Virgin Islands

Lindgren, Barbro
Author
Sweden

Lowry, Lois
Author
USA

Lubuto Library Project
Reading promotion organisation
Zambia

Lukk-Toompre, Regina
Illustrator
Estonia

Macan, Darko
Author
Croatia

Madsen, Peter
Illustrator
Denmark

Mahy, Margret
Author
New Zealand

Marchuk, Heorhi
Auhtor
Belarus

Martin, Andreu
Author
Spain

Mdoe, Janet Nkabirwa Nsibirwa
Promoter of reading
Uganda

Meek Spencer, Margaret
Promoter of reading
Great Britain

Mello, Roger
Illustrator
Brazil

Mhlope, Gcina
Oral storyteller
South Africa

Moeyaert, Bart
Author
Belgium

Moradi Kermani, Hooshang
Author
Iran

Morpurgo, Michael
Author
Great Britain

Mortenson, Greg
Promoter of reading
USA

Murashova, Ekaterina
Author
Russia

Murti Bunanta Foundation
Oral storytellers/Reading promotion organisation
Indonesia

Myers, Walter Dean
Author
USA

Mäkelä, Hannu
Author
Finland

Nati per Leggere
Reading promotion organisation
Italy

National Reading Contest
Reading promotion organisation
The Netherlands

Nopola, Sinikka (nominated with Nopola, Tiina)
Author
Finland

Nopola, Tiina (nominated with Nopola, Sinikka)
Author
Finland

Nyhus, Svein (nominated singly and with Dahle, Gro)
Illustrator
Norge

Orlev, Uri
Author
Israel

Ottesen, Josefine
Author
Denmark

Palavras Andarilhas
Reading promotion organisation
Portugal

Paterakis, Yolanda
Author
Greece

Patte, Geneviève
Promoter of reading
France

Paz, Agustin Fernandez
Author
Spain

Pedovic, Aleksandar
Illustrator
Serbia

Pellowski, Anne
Promoter of reading
USA

Pervik, Aino
Author
Estonia

Piumini, Roberto
Author
Italy

PRAESA
Reading promotion organisation
South Africa

Prap, Lila
Author
Slovenia

Prochazkova, Iva
Author
Czech Republic

Psaraki, Vasso
Illustrator
Greece

Reuter, Bjarne
Author
Denmark

Richter, Jutta
Author/oral storyteller
Germany

Room to Read
Reading promotion organisation
USA

Rsumovic, Ljubivoje
Author
Serbia

Say, Allen
Authhor/illustrator
USA

Scheffler, Axel
Illustrator
Germany

Sempé, Jean Jaques
Illustrator
France

Serrano Pérez, Francisco Javier
Illustrator
Spain

Sfar, Joann
Author/illustrator
France

Shaban Nejad, Afsaneh
Author
Iran

Shabawiz
Reading promotion organisation
Iran

Sharafeddine, Fatima
Author
Lebanon

Shulevitz, Uri
Illustrator
USA

Sis, Peter
Illustrator
USA

Libraries for the disadvantaged (IFLA)
Reading promotion organisation
International

Solé Vendrell, Carme
Illustrator
Spain

Sortland, Björn
Author
Norway

Sottler, Alenka
Illustrator
Slovenia

Spang Olsen, Ib
Author/illustrator
Denmark

Stark, Ulf
Author
Sweden

Szegedi, Katalin
Illustrator
Hungary

Tadjo, Veronique
Illustrator
Ivory Coast

Tan, Shaun
Author/illustrator
Australia

The Siam Cement Foundation
Reading promotion organisation
Thailand

Thompson, Kate
Author
Ireland

Tidholm, Anna-Clara (nominated singly and with Tidholm, Thomas)
Author/illustrator
Sweden

Tidholm, Thomas (nominated with Tidholm, Anna-Clara)
Author
Sweden

Togo Public Libraries Network
Reading promotion organisation
Togo

Toivonen, Sami (nominated with Havukainen, Aino)
Illustrator/author
Finland

Touma, Nadine
Author
Lebanon

Tungal, Leelo
Author
Estonia

Törnqvist, Marit
Illustrator
The Netherlands

Tötemeyer, Andree-Jenane
Promoter of reading
Namibia

Uehashi, Nahoko
Author
Japan

Ungerer, Tomi
Illustrator
France

Vanden Heede, Sylvia
Authoro
Belgium

Welsh Rabady, Renate
Author
Austria

Wenjun, Qin
Author
China

Verplancke, Klaas
Illustrator
Belgium

Vieira, Alice
Author
Portugal

Wikland, Ilon
Illustrator
Sweden

Wilkon, Jósef
Illustrator
Poland

Wilson, Jaqueline
Author
Great Britain

Wynne Jones, Diana
Author
Great Britain

Youssef, Abdel Tawab
Author
Egypt

Zak, Monica
Author
Sweden

Zmaj Children Games
Reading promotion organisation
Serbia/Montenegro

Zurba, Algimantas
Author
Lithuania

Zwerger, Lisbeth
Illustrator
Austria