2011

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, which amounts to SEK 5 million, is awarded annually to a single recipient or to several. Authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and promoters of reading may be rewarded.

For 2011, 175 candidates representing 62 different countries are eligible for the world’s largest children’s and young adult literature award. The list of candidates was presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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On March 29 at 13.00 CET, the laureate of the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will be announced at the birthplace of Astrid Lindgren in Vimmerby, Sweden. The announcement will be held simultaneously at Bologna Book Fair and will also be broadcast live on the award website.  

Below, the list of the 2011 nominees are presented in alphabetical order. Links lead to more information, often in the candidate’s respective language. The award office does not take responsibility for the correctness of the information on these external sites.

Nominated candidates

A&A Book Trust
Promoter of reading, project, India

ABCXXI (All of Poland Reads to Kids Foundation)
Promoter of reading, project, Poland
 
AÇEV (Mother and Child Education Foundation)
Promoter of reading, project, Turkey
 
Ahmadi, Ahmad Reza
Author, Iran

Ali, Abdul Razzag
Author, Maldives

Almond, David 
Author, United Kingdom

Alonso Alonso, Fernando
Author, Spain

AMENA/AMPLAC
Promoters of reading, organisations/Oral storytellers, Mexico

Andersson, Christina
Author, Finland

Antonenkov, Evgeny
Illustrator, Russia
 
Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children (AWIC)
Promoter of reading, organisation, India
 
Azzopardi, Clare
Author, Malta
 
Ballester, Arnal
Illustrator, Spain
 
Bauer, Jutta
Illustrator, Germany

Bibliomóvel de Proenca-a-Nova
Promoter of reading, organisation, Portugal
 
Biblionef
Promoter of reading, organisation, South Africa

Biblioteca Th’urucapitas
Promoter of reading, project, Bolivia
 
Blake, Quentin
Illustrator, United Kingdom
 
Blau, Aljoscha 
Illustrator, Germany
 
Bondestam, Linda
Illustrator, Finland
 
Bryan, Ashley
Illustrator, USA

Brøgger, Lilian
Illustrator, Denmark
 
Bunanta, Murti
Author/Promoter of reading, Indonesia
 
Callaloo Poets
Promoter of reading, organisation, British Virgin Islands
 
Carle, Eric
Author/Illustrator, USA

Chambers, Aidan (also nominated with Chambers, Nancy)
Author/Promoter of reading, United Kingdom
 
Chambers, Nancy (nominated with Chambers, Aidan)
Promoter of reading, United Kingdom
 
Children’s Literature Development Fund (Libo)
Promoter of reading, organisation, Georgia
 
Choucair, Mahmoud
Author, Palestinian Areas

Cneut, Carll
Illustrator, Belgium
 
Consejo Puebla de Lectura
Promoter of reading, project, Mexico
 
Cowley, Joy
Author, New Zealand

Dahle, Gro (nominated with Nyhus, Svein)
Author, Norway
 
Daly, Niki
Illustrator, South Africa

Degesys, Liutauras
Author, Lithuania
 
Delessert, Etienne
Illustrator, Switzerland
 
Dematons, Charlotte
Illustrator, The Netherlands

Derib
Illustrator, Switzerland
 
Doyle, Brian
Author, Canada
 
Dragt, Tonke
Author, The Netherlands

Edwards, Hazel
Author, Australia

Eeg, Harald Rosenløw
Author, Norway
 
Ekman, Fam
Author/Illustrator, Norway
 
Eldjárn, Sigrún
Author/Illustrator, Iceland
 
El-Labbad, Mohieddine
Illustrator, Egypt
(We regret that the candidate has passed away after the printing of the list of nominated candidates. The award cannot be given posthumously)
 
Eriksson, Eva
Illustrator, Sweden
 
Erlbruch, Wolf
Illustrator, Germany

Farias Díaz-Noriega, Juan 
Author, Spain
 
Fernandes, Maria Celestina 
Author, Angola

Fernández Paz, Agustín
Author, Spain

First Words in Print
Promoter of reading, project, South Africa

Foreman, Michael
Author/Illustrator, United Kingdom

Gaiman, Neil
Author, United Kingdom
 
Gavran, Miro
Author, Croatia
 
Geelen, Harrie
Author/Illustrator, The Netherlands
 
Gestel, Peter van
Author, The Netherlands

Gleitzman, Morris
Author, Australia
 
Goldin, Daniel 
Promoter of reading, Mexico

Haddadi, Hoda
Illustrator, Iran
 
Heidelbach, Nikolaus
Illustrator, Germany
 
Hellsing, Lennart
Author, Sweden
 
Hoffman, Mary
Author, United Kingdom
 
Hole, Stian
Author/Illustrator, Norway
 
Hovland, Ragnar
Author, Norway
 
Hughes, Shirley
Author/Illustrator, United Kingdom
 
Hyong Un, Kim
Author, North Korea

Härtling, Peter
Author, Germany
 
Höglund, Anna
Author, Sweden
 
IBBY International
Promoter of reading, organisation, International
 
Ingpen, Robert
Illustrator, Australia
 
Innocenti, Roberto
Illustrator, Italy
 
International Youth Library
Promoter of reading, organisation, Germany
 
Ismail, Mohd Yusof Bin
Author/Illustrator/Oral storyteller, Malaysia

ISOL
Author/Illustrator, Argentina
 
Kallioniemi, Tuula
Author, Finland
 
Karrebæk, Dorte (nominated with Oscar K.)
Illustrator, Denmark
 
Katha
Promoter of reading, organisation, India

Kelompok Pencinta Bacaan Anak
Promoter of reading, organisation, Indonesia

Knowledge without Borders
Promoter of reading, project, United Arab Emirates

Kršenković Brković, Dragana
Author, Republic of Montenegro

Kuijer, Guus
Author, The Netherlands
 
Kunnas, Kirsi
Author, Finland
 
Kunnas, Mauri
Illustrator, Finland
 
Kutlar Aksoy, Seza
Author, Turkey

La Fundación Riecken Guatemala
Promoter of reading, organisation/Oral storytellers, Guatemala
 
Lada, Effie
Illustrator, Greece
 
Lee, Daphne Mei Lin
Promoter of reading, Malaysia

Leeuwen, Joke van
Author, The Netherlands
 
Leite, Mauricio
Promoter of reading, Brazil

Leñero, Carmen
Author, Mexico

Lester, Julius
Author, USA

Lettsome, Quincy F.
Author, British Virgin Islands

Lin, Grace
Author/Illustrator, USA
 
Lindgren, Barbro
Author, Sweden
 
Loosli-Martín, Rebeca
Illustrator, Switzerland

Lukk-Toompere, Regina
Illustrator, Estonia
 
Madsen, Peter
Illustrator, Denmark
 
Magallanes, Alejandro
Author/Illustrator, Mexico
 
Mahy, Margaret
Author, New Zealand
 
Marchuk, Heorhi
Author, Belarus

Meek Spencer, Margaret
Promoter of reading, United Kingdom

Melo, Dario de
Author, Angola

Midhat Kazim, Basarat
Author/Promoter of reading, Pakistan

Moeyaert, Bart
Author, Belgium
 
Morpurgo, Michael
Author, United Kingdom
 
Mourlevat, Jean-Claude
Author, France
 
Moursund, Gry
Illustrator, Norway
 
Murashova, Ekaterina
Author, Russia

Murti Bunanta Foundation
Promoter of reading, organisation/Oral storytellers, Indonesia

Musierowicz, Malgorzata
Author, Poland
 
Myers, Walter Dean
Author, USA

Nahdet Misr Publishing Group
Promoter of reading, organisation, Egypt
 
Noël, Michel
Author, Canada

Nopola, Sinikka (nominated with Nopola, Tiina)
Author, Finland
 
Nopola, Tiina (nominated with Nopola, Sinikka)
Author, Finland
 
Nyhus, Svein (nominated with Dahle, Gro)
Illustrator, Norway
 
Oscar K. (nominated with Karrebæk, Dorte)
Author, Denmark 

Ostojic, Ljubica
Author, Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
Ottesen, Josefine
Author, Denmark
 
Pacheco, Gabriel
Illustrator, Mexico
 
Palabras de Arena
Promoter of reading, organisation, Mexico

Parkinson, Siobhán
Author, Ireland
 
Pateraki, Yolanda
Author, Greece

Patte, Geneviève
Promoter of reading, France
 
Pellowski, Anne
Promoter of reading/Oral storyteller, USA
 
Pervik, Aino
Author, Estonia
 
Petit, Xavier-Laurent
Author, France
 
Pin, Isabel
Illustrator, France
 
Pinkney, Jerry
Illustrator, USA
 
Planète Jeunes
Promoter of reading, organisation, Burkina Faso
 
PRAESA
Promoter of reading, organisation, South Africa
 
Prap, Lila
Author, Slovenia

Procházková, Iva
Author, Czech Republic
 
Psaraki, Vasso
Illustrator, Greece
 
Reading is Fundamental
Promoter of reading, oganisation, USA

Reichstein, Alexander
Illustrator, Finland
 
Reuter, Bjarne
Author, Denmark
 
Richter, Jutta
Author/Oral storyteller, Germany

Rosen, Michael
Author/Promoter of reading, United Kingdom
 
Rosenbaum, Benjamin
Author, Switzerland
 
Rsumovic, Ljubivoje
Author, Serbia

Sáez Castán, Javier
Author/Illustrator, Spain
 
Salon du Livre de Jeunesse
Promoter of reading, organisation, France

Say, Allen
Author/Illustrator, USA
 
Scheffler, Axel
Illustrator, Germany
 
Serrano Pérez, Javier Francisco
Illustrator, Spain

Sfar, Joann
Author, France
 
Sharafeddine, Fatima
Author, Lebanon
 
Siesicka, Krystyna
Author, Poland
 
Sortland, Bjørn
Author, Norway
 
Spang Olsen, Ib
Author, Denmark
 
Sta. Romana-Cruz, Neni
Author/Promoter of reading, The Philippines
 
Stark, Ulf
Author, Sweden
 
Strid, Jakob Martin
Author/Illustrator, Denmark
 
Tabliashvili, Lela
Illustrator, Georgia

Tadjo, Véronique
Illustrator, Ivory Coast
 
Tan, Shaun
Author/Illustrator/Promoter of reading, Australia
 
The Stock Exchange of Thailand
Promoter of reading, organisation, Thailand

Tidholm, Anna-Clara
Author/Illustrator, Sweden
 
Tidholm, Thomas
Author, Sweden
 
Touma, Nadine
Author, Lebanon
 
Tungal, Leelo
Author, Estonia
 
Törnqvist, Marit
Illustrator, The Netherlands
 
Tötemeyer, Andree-Jeanne
Promoter of reading, Namibia

Uehashi, Nahoko
Author, Japan
 
Valckx, Catharina
Illustrator, The Netherlands
 
Wee, Jessie
Author, Singapore
 
Welsh-Rabady, Renate
Author, Austria

Vendel, Edward van de
Author, The Netherlands

Verplancke, Klaas
Illustrator, Belgium
 
Wikland, Ilon
Illustrator, Sweden
 
Wilkon, Józef
Illustrator, Poland

Xianping, Liu
Author, China
 
Youssef, Abdel Tawab
Author, Egypt

Zak, Monica
Author, Sweden
 
Ziedonis, Imants
Author, Latvia
 
Zmaj Children Games
Promoter of reading, project, Serbia
 
Zwerger, Lisbeth
Illustrator, Austria