2012

184 candidates from 66 countries are nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2012. The list of candidates was presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Thursday October 13th 2011.

Over one hundred expert organisations from all over the world have nominated the candidates. The recipient or recipients of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will be announced on March 20th 2012.

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Below, the list of the 2012 nominees is presented in alphabetical order. Links lead to more information, often in the candidate’s own language. The award office does not take responsibility for the correctness of the information on these external sites.

NOMINATED CANDIDATES 2012

A & A Book Trust
Organisation
India

ABCXXI (All of Poland Reads to Kids)
Organsation
Poland

ACCES (Actions Culturelles Contre les Exclusions et les Ségrégations)
Organisation
France

AÇEV (Mother and Child Education Foundation)
Organisation
Turkey

Ahlberg, Allan
Author
United Kingdom

Ahmadi, Ahmad Reza
Author
Iran

Ali, Abdul Razzag
Author
Maldives

Almond, David 
Author
United Kingdom

Anno, Mitsumasa
Illustrator
Japan

Association Planète des Jeunes
Organisation
Burkina Faso

Azzopardi, Clare
Author
Malta

Bardijewska, Liliana
Author
Poland

Bauer, Jutta
Illustrator
Germany

Berner, Rotraut Susanne
Illustrator
Germany

Biblionef
Organisation
South Africa

Biblioteca Th’urucapitas
Organisation
Bolivia

Blake, Quentin
Illustrator
United Kingdom

Blau, Aljoscha
Illustrator
Germany

Bookstart
Organisation
United Kingdom

Brøgger, Lilian
Illustrator
Denmark

Bunanta, Murti
Author/Promoter of reading
Indonesia

Calatayud, Miguel
Illustrator
Spain

Carle, Eric
Author/Illustrator
USA

Casalderrey, Fina
Author
Spain

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 Library Mimis Vasilopoulos
Organisation
Greece

Cneut, Carll
Illustrator
Belgium

Consejo Puebla de Lectura
Organisation
Mexico

Cowley, Joy
Author
New Zealand

Dahle, Gro (nominated with Nyhus, Svein)
Author
Norway

Daly, Niki
Illustrator
South Africa

Dashdondog, Jamba
Author/Oral storyteller/Promoter of reading
Mongolia

Delessert, Etienne
Illustrator
Switzerland

Dematons, Charlotte
Illustrator
The Netherlands

Derib
Illustrator
Switzerland

Donya Children's Research Institute
Organisation
Iran

Doyle, Brian
Author
Canada

Duraković, Ferida
Author
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Edwards, Hazel
Author
Australia

Eeg, Harald Rosenløw
Author
Norway

Ekman, Fam
Author/Illustrator
Norway

Eldjárn, Sigrún
Author/Illustrator
Iceland

Eriksson, Eva
Illustrator
Sweden

Erlbruch, Wolf
Illustrator
Germany

Fernandes, Maria Celestina 
Author
Angola

First Words in Print
Organisation
South Africa

Foreman, Michael
Author/Illustrator
United Kingdom

French, Jackie
Author
Australia

Fucikova, Renate
Illustrator
Czech Republic

Gaiman, Neil
Author
United Kingdom

Gavran, Miro
Author
Croatia

Geelen, Harrie
Author/Illustrator
The Netherlands

Gestel, Peter van
Author
The Netherlands

Gleitzman, Morris
Author
United Kingdom

Goldin, Daniel 
Promoter of reading
Mexico

Grobler, Piet
Illustrator
South Africa

Grähs, Gunna
Illustrator
Sweden

Heidelbach, Nikolaus
Illustrator
Germany

Hellsing, Lennart
Author
Sweden

Hole, Stian
Author/Illustrator
Norway

Hovland, Ragnar
Author
Norway

Höglund, Anna
Author
Sweden

Hughes, Shirley
Author/Illustrator
United Kingdom

IBBY International
Organisation
International

IFLA Section for Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons
Organisation
International

International Youth Library
Organisation
Germany

Ismail, Mohd Yusof Bin
Author/Illustrator/Oral storyteller
Malaysia

ISOL
Author/Illustrator
Argentina

Iturralde, Edna
Author
Ecuador

Jonge, Harm de
Author
The Netherlands

Kallioniemi, Tuula
Author
Finland

Kalman, Maira
Author/Illustrator
USA

Karrebæk, Dorte (nominated with Oscar K.)
Illustrator
Denmark

Katha
Organisation
India

Kilaka, John
Illustrator
Tanzania

Kivirähk, Andrus
Author
Estonia

Kostick, Conor
Author/Promoter of reading
Ireland

Kršenković Brković, Dragana
Author
Republic of Montenegro

Kuijer, Guus
Author
The Netherlands

Kulmowa, Joanna
Author
Poland

Kunnas, Mauri
Illustrator
Finland

Laird, Elizabeth
Author
United Kingdom

Leeuwen, Joke van
Author
Netherlands

Leite, Mauricio
Promoter of reading
Brazil

Lenihan, Eddie
Oral storyteller
Ireland

Library Services Department
Organisation
British Virgin Islands

Lindgren, Barbro
Author
Sweden

Lindström, Eva
Illustrator
Sweden

Little, Jean
Author
Canada

Liu, Xianping
Author
China

Loosli-Martín, Rebeca
Illustrator
Switzerland

Lubuto Library Project
Promoter of reading
Zambia

Lukk-Toompere, Regina
Illustrator
Estonia

Maar, Paul
Author
Germany

Madsen, Peter
Illustrator
Denmark

Magallanes, Alejandro
Author/Illustrator
Mexico

Mahy, Margaret
Author
New Zealand

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

Municipi Lector
Organisation
Spain

Murasjova, Jekaterina (Murashova, Ekaterina) 
Author
Russia

Murti Bunanta Foundation
Organisation/Oral storytellers
Indonesia

Myers, Walter Dean
Author
USA

Nahdet Misr Publishing Group
Organisation
Egypt

Noël, Michel
Author
Canada

Nyhus, Svein (nominated with Dahle, Gro)
Author/illustrator
Norway

Odriozola, Elena
Illustrator
Spain

Oscar K. (nominated with Karrebæk, Dorte)
Author
Denmark

Ottesen, Josefine
Author
Denmark

Pacheco, Gabriel
Illustrator
Mexico

Palabras de Arena
Organisation
Mexico

Panayiotou-Papaonisiforou, Myrianthi
Author
Cyprus

Parissi, Diatsenta
Illustrator
Greece

Parkinson, Siobhán
Author
Ireland

Parland, Stella
Author
Finland

Parvela, Timo
Author
Finland

Patte, Geneviève
Promoter of reading
France

Pavlović, Ranko
Author
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Pazniakou, Mikhail
Author
Belarus

Pellowski, Anne
Promoter of reading/Oral storyteller
USA

Pervik, Aino
Author
Estonia

Petit, Xavier-Laurent
Author
France

Pienkowski, Jan
Author/Illustrator
Poland

Pin, Isabel
Illustrator
France

Planeta Tangerina
Promoter of reading
Portugal

Ponti, Claude
Author/Illustrator
France

Prado, Miguelanxo
Illustrator
Spain

PRAESA
Organisation
South Africa

Prap, Lila
Author
Slovenia

Prix Bernard Versele
Organisation
Belgium

Rahmandust, Mustafa (Rahmandoost, Mostafa)
Author
Iran

Reichstein, Alexander
Illustrator
Finland

Richardson, Jacqueline
Author
British Virgin Islands

Richter, Jutta
Author
Germany

Riecken Foundation
Organisation/Oral storytellers
Guatemala

Rosen, Michael
Author/Promoter of reading
United Kingdom

Rosoff, Meg
Author
United Kingdom

Rsumovic, Ljubivoje
Author
Serbia

Russell, Harriet
Author/Illustrator
United Kingdom

Sáez Castán, Javier
Author/Illustrator
Spain

Sandman-Lilius, Irmelin
Author/Illustrator
Finland

Say, Allen
Author/Illustrator
USA

Schroeder, Binette
Illustrator
Germany

Sells, Jim
Promoter of reading
United Kingdom

Sfar, Joann
Author
France

Sís, Peter
Illustrator
USA

ShukairMahmoud (Choucair, Mahmoud) 
Author
Egypt

Solomon, Alganesh
Promoter of reading
Eritrea

Sortland, Bjørn
Author
Norway

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, Veronique
Author/illustrator
Ivory Coast

Tallec, Olivier
Illustrator
France

Tellegen, Toon
Author
the Netherlands

Thailand Knowledge Park
Organisation
Thailand

Therkildsen, Lene
Promoter of reading
Greenland

Tidholm, Anna-Clara
Author/Illustrator
Sweden

Tidholm, Thomas
Author
Sweden

Tokyo Children’s Library
Organisation
Japan

Torseter, Øyvind
Illustrator
Norway

Touma, Nadine
Author
Lebanon

Tungal, Leelo
Author
Estonia

Törnqvist, Marit
Illustrator
the Netherlands

Tötemeyer, Andree-Jeanne
Promoter of reading
Namibia

Uehashi, Nahoko
Author
Japan

Ural, Yalvaç
Author
Turkey

Vangheli, Spiridon
Author
Moldova

Weir, Liz
Oral storyteller
United Kingdom

Welsh-Rabady, Renate
Author
Austria

Vendel, Edward van de
Author
The Netherlands

Verplancke, Klaas
Illustrator
Belgium

Wikland, Ilon
Illustrator
Sweden

Zak, Monica
Author/Oral storyteller/Promoter of reading
Sweden

Zmaj Children Games
Organisation
Serbia

Zwerger, Lisbeth
Illustrator
Austria

Zvirgzdins, Juris
Author
Latvia