2013

207 candidates from 67 countries are nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2013. The list of candidates was presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 11, 2012.

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Below, the list of the 2013 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 2013

A & A Book Trust
Organisation
India

A.C.C.E.S. (Actions Culturelles Contre les Exclusions et les Ségrégations)
Organisation
France

Aakeson, Kim Fupz
Author
Denmark

AÇEV (Mother and Child Education Foundation)
Organisation
Turkey

Ahlberg, Allan
Author
United Kingdom

Ahmadi, Ahmad Reza
Author
Iran

All of Poland Reads to Kids (ABCXXI)
Organisation
Poland

Almond, David 
Author
United Kingdom

Asatiani, Sandro
Author/Illustrator
Georgia

Ballester, Arnal
Illustrator
Spain

Baniasadi, Mohammad Ali
Illustrator
Iran

Berner, Rotraut Susanne
Illustrator
Germany

Biblionef
Organisation
South Africa

Biblioteca Th’urucapitas
Organisation
Bolivia

Blake, Quentin
Illustrator
United Kingdom

Blau, Aljoscha
Illustrator
Germany

Bondestam, Linda
Illustrator
Finland

Bookstart
Organisation
United Kingdom

Bunanta, Murti
Author/Promoter of reading
Indonesia

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 Library Mimis Vasilopoulos
Organisation
Greece

Clarke, Jane
Author
United Kingdom

Cneut, Carll
Illustrator
Belgium

Cole, Babette
Author/Illustrator
United Kingdom

Corona, Pascuala
Author
Mexico

Cowley, Joy
Author
New Zealand

Csukás, István
Author
Hungary

Čulić, Jovo
Author
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Da Coll, Ivar
Author/Illustrator
Colombia

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

Daly, Niki
Illustrator
South Africa

Delessert, Etienne
Illustrator
Switzerland

Delioğlu, Mustafa
Illustrator
Turkey

Dematons, Charlotte
Illustrator
The Netherlands

Derib
Illustrator
Switzerland

Dickmeiss, Otto
Illustrator
Denmark

Dodd, Lynley
Author/Illustrator
New Zealand

Donya Children's Research Institute
Organisation
Iran

Dubosarsky, Ursula
Author
Australia

Eeg, Harald Rosenløw
Author
Norway

Ekman, Fam
Author/Illustrator
Norway

Eldjárn, Sigrún
Author/Illustrator
Iceland

Ellis, Sarah
Author
Canada

Eriksson, Eva
Illustrator
Sweden

Erlbruch, Wolf
Illustrator
Germany

Fanelli, Sara
Author/Illustrator
Italy

Fenech Fabri, Tricia
Author/Oral storyteller
Malta

Fernández Paz, Augustín
Author
Spain

First Words in Print
Organisation
South Africa

Foreman, Michael
Author/Illustrator
United Kingdom

Formosa, Edgar
Author
Malta

French, Jackie
Author
Australia

Fučiková, Renáta
Author/Illustrator
Czech Republic

Geelen, Harrie
Author/Illustrator
The Netherlands

Gestel, Peter van
Author
The Netherlands

Gleitzman, Morris
Author
United Kingdom

Godtfredsen, Nuka
Author
Greenland

Grobler, Piet
Illustrator
South Africa

Grähs, Gunna
Illustrator
Sweden

Hamelin Associazione Culturale
Organisation
Italy

Heidelbach, Nikolaus
Author/Illustrator
Germany

Hellsing, Lennart
Author
Sweden

Hughes, Shirley
Author/Illustrator
United Kingdom

Höglund, Anna
Author
Sweden

IBBY International
Organisation
International

Innocenti, Roberto
Illustrator
Italy

International Youth Library
Organisation
Germany

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

Isol
Illustrator
Argentina

Iturralde, Edna
Author
Ecuador

João, Maria
Author
Angola

Jonge, Harm de
Author
The Netherlands

Kaaberbøl, Lene
Author
Denmark

Kallioniemi, Tuula
Author
Finland

Kalman, Maira
Author/Illustrator
USA

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

Kasparavicius, Kestutis
Illustrator
Lithuania

Katha
Organisation
India

Khairuddin, Ahmad Reza Ahmad
Promoter of reading
Malaysia

Kilaka, John
Illustrator
Tanzania

Komagata, Katsumi
Illustrator
Japan

Kostick, Conor
Author/Promoter of reading
Ireland

Kršenković Brković, Dragana
Author
Republic of Montenegro

Kunnas, Mauri
Illustrator
Finland

Kuroyanagi, Tetsuko
Author
Japan

Lagger, Jacky
Author/Illustrator/Promoter of reading/Oral storyteller
Switzerland

Laird, Elizabeth
Author
United Kingdom

Lavachery, Thomas
Author
Belgium

Leite, Mauricio
Promoter of reading
Brazil

Lenihan, Eddie
Oral storyteller
Ireland

Library Services Department
Organisation
British Virgin Islands

Lieshout, Ted van
Author
Netherlands

Lindgren, Barbro
Author
Sweden

Lindström, Eva
Illustrator
Sweden

Little, Jean
Author
Canada

Lubuto Library Project
Promoter of reading
Zambia

Lööf, Jan
Illustrator
Sweden

Maar, Paul
Author
Germany

Madsen, Peter
Illustrator
Denmark

Magallanes, Alejandro
Author/Illustrator
Mexico

Mahmutefendić, Kemal
Author
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Majaluoma, Markus
Author/Illustrator
Finland

Manning, Mick and Brita Granström
Author/Illustrator
United Kingdom

Marchetta, Melina
Author
Australia

Meek Spencer, Margaret
Promoter of reading
United Kingdom

Mesghali, Farshid
Illustrator
Iran

Mirhadi, Touran
Promoter of reading
Iran

Moeyaert, Bart
Author
Belgium

Morpurgo, Michael
Author
United Kingdom

Mourlevat, Jean-Claude
Author
France

Moursund, Gry
Illustrator
Norway

Municipi Lector
Organisation
Spain

Myers, Walter Dean
Author
USA

Nahdet Misr Publishing Group
Organisation
Egypt

Nanetti, Angela
Author
Italy

Napero Finlandia National Story Writing Competition
Organisation
Finland

Nati Per Leggere
Organisation
Italy

National Reading Rooms Program
Organisation
Mexico

Negrin, Fabian
Illustrator
Italy

Ness, Patrick
Author
United Kingdom

Neto, Maria Eugénia
Author
Angola

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

Odriozola, Elena
Illustrator
Spain

Olujić, Grozdana
Author
Serbia

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

Pacheco, Gabriel
Illustrator
Mexico

Paegle, Anita
Illustrator
Latvia

Palabras de Arena
Organisation
Mexico

Paljetak, Luko
Author/Illustrator
Croatia

Panayiotou-Papaonisiforou, Myrianthi
Author
Cyprus

Parland, Stella
Author
Finland

Parvela, Timo
Author
Finland

Pateraki, Giolanda
Author
Greece

Patte, Geneviève
Promoter of reading
France

Pellowski, Anne
Promoter of reading/Oral storyteller
USA

Petersons, Reinis
Illustrator
Latvia

Piekarska, Małgorzata Karolina
Author
Poland

Pienkowski, Jan
Author/Illustrator
Poland

Pin, Isabel
Illustrator
France

Pitzorno, Bianca
Author
Italy

Planeta Tangerina
Promoter of reading
Portugal

Ponti, Claude
Author/Illustrator
France

PRAESA
Organisation
South Africa

Pratchett, Terry
Author
United Kingdom

Prix Bernard Versele
Organisation
Belgium

Programme Planète
Organisation
Burkina Faso

Rahman’dust, Mustafá
Author
Iran

Ramachandran, Rasu Naidu
Promoter of reading
Singapore

Reichstein, Alexander
Illustrator
Finland

Rex, Christian F.
Illustrator
Greenland

Richardson, Jacqueline
Author
British Virgin Islands

Richter, Jutta
Author
Germany

Riecken Community Libraries
Organisation
Guatemala

Rosen, Michael
Author/Promoter of reading
United Kingdom

Rosoff, Meg
Author
United Kingdom

Rsumovic, Ljubivoje
Author
Serbia

Russell, Harriet
Author/Illustrator
United Kingdom

Rönns, Christel
Illustrator
Finland

Sabitova, Dina
Author
Russian Federation

Sandman Lilius, Irmelin
Author/Illustrator
Finland

Say, Allen
Author/Illustrator
USA

Schroeder, Binette
Illustrator
Germany

Sells, Jim
Promoter of reading
United Kingdom

Shukair, Mahmoud
Author
Palestinian territories

Sikkha Asia Foundation
Organisation
Thailand

Sís, Peter
Illustrator
USA

Sortland, Bjørn
Author
Norway

Sta. Romana-Cruz, Neni
Author/Promoter of reading
The Philippines

Stark, Ulf
Author
Sweden

Stepančič, Damijan
Illustrator
Slovenia

Strid, Jakob Martin
Author/Illustrator
Denmark

Suwalska, Dorota
Author
Poland

Tadjo, Veronique
Author/illustrator
Ivory Coast

Tallec, Olivier
Illustrator
France

Tellegen, Toon
Author
the Netherlands

Tencalla, Catherine
Oral storyteller/Promoter of reading
Switzerland

Thompson, Kate
Author
Ireland

Tidholm, Anna-Clara
Author/Illustrator
Sweden

Tidholm, Thomas
Author
Sweden

Toçev
Organisation
Turkey

Tokyo Children’s Library
Organisation
Japan

Topuria, Tea
Author
Georgia

Torrado, António
Author
Portugal

Torseter, Øyvind
Illustrator
Norway

Touma, Nadine
Author
Lebanon

Trivizas, Eugene
Author
Greece

Tsikarishvili, Lia
Illustrator/Promoter of reading
Georgia

Tullio Altan, Francesco
Illustrator
Italy

Tungal, Leelo
Author
Estonia

Törnqvist, Marit
Illustrator
the Netherlands

Tötemeyer, Andree-Jeanne
Promoter of reading
Namibia

Uehashi, Nahoko
Author
Japan

Ullman, Gad
Illustrator
Israel

Valckx, Catharina
Author/Illustrator
Netherlands

Vangheli, Spiridon
Author
Moldova

Weir, Liz
Oral storyteller
United Kingdom

Welsh-Rabady, Renate
Author
Austria

Verplancke, Klaas
Illustrator
Belgium

Vidmar, Janja
Author
Slovenia

Wikland, Ilon
Illustrator
Sweden

Yin, Jianling
Author
China

Yuval, Nurit
Author/Illustrator/Promoter of reading
Israel

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

Zwerger, Lisbeth
Illustrator
Austria