2017

226 candidates from 60countries are nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016. These were presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 20, 2016.

The list of nominated candidates is presented in alphabetical order below. 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.


A & A Book Trust
Organisation
India
www.aabooktrust.org/

Abuelas Cuentacuentos: The Storytelling Grandmothers
Organisation
Argentina
abuelascuentacuentos.blogspot.se/

A.C.C.E.S.
Organisation
France
www.acces-lirabebe.fr/

Aakeson, Kim Fupz
Author
Denmark

Abdel-Fattah, Randa
Author
Australia
www.randaabdelfattah.com/

AÇEV (Anne Çocuk Eğitim Vakfı, Mother and Child Education Foundation)
Organisation
Turkey
www.acev.org/en/
 
Ahlberg, Allan
Author
United Kingdom
www.penguin.co.uk/authors/allan-ahlberg/23863/

Aisato N'jie Solberg, Lisa
Author/illustrator
Norway
www.aisato.no/

Al Musallam, Abdulaziz
Author
United Arab Emirates
kalimat.ae/en/team/abdulaziz-al-musallam/

Albertine
Illustrator
Switzerland
www.albertine.ch/

Alemagna, Beatrice
Author/illustrator
Italy
www.beatricealemagna.com/

All of Poland Reads to Kids
Organisation
Poland
www.allofpolandreadstokids.org/all-of-poland-reads-to-kids

Almario, Virgilio
Author
Philippines

Almond, David
Author
United Kingdom
www.walker.co.uk/contributors/David-Almond-5033.aspx
 
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Author
United States
www.laurieanderson.com/

Andruetto, Maria Teresa
Author
Argentina
www.teresaandruetto.com.ar/

Azzopardi, Andreas
Author
Malta

Baek, Heena
Illustrator
Republic of Korea
storybowl.com/

Bányai, István
Illustrator
United States
www.ist-one.com/

Belsvik, Rune
Author
Norway
www.cappelendamm.no/forfattere/Rune%20Belsvik-scid:179

Berner, Rotraut Susanne
Illustrator
Germany
www.rotraut-susanne-berner.de/

Biblionef
Organisation
South Africa
biblionefsa.org.za/

Biblioteca  Th’uruchapitas
Organisation
Bolivia
www.librarythuruchapitas.org/web/home/index.php

Blackman, Malorie
Author
United Kingdom
www.malorieblackman.co.uk/

Blake, Quentin
Illustrator
United Kingdom
www.quentinblake.com/

Blau, Aljoscha
Author/illustrator
Germany
aljoschablau.com/

Blume, Judy
Author
United States
www.judyblume.com/

Bondestam, Linda
Illustrator
Finland
www.lindabondestam.com/

Book Aid International
Organisation
United Kingdom
www.bookaid.org/

Book Art Center (BAC)
Organisation
Georgia

Brøgger, Lilian
Illustrator
Denmark
www.lilianbroegger.dk/

Budde, Nadia
Author/illustrator
Germany
www.nadiabudde.de/

Bunanta, Murti
Promoter of reading
Indonesia
www.kpba-murti.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&itemid=14

Carle, Eric
Author/illustrator
United States
www.eric-carle.com/home.html

CEDILIJ (Centro de Difusón e Investigación de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil)
Organisation
Argentina

Chambers, Aidan
Author
United Kingdom
www.aidanchambers.co.uk/

Chambers, Aidan & Nancy
Promoters of reading
United Kingdom
www.thimblepress.co.uk/about.htm

Chaud, Benjamin
Author/illustrator
France
imagiervagabond.fr/illustrateurs/benjamin-chaud

Child, Lauren
Author/illustrator
United Kingdom
www.milkmonitor.com/

Children's Literature New England (CLNE) & The Examined Life (EXL)
Organisation
United States
www.clne.org/

Cneut, Carll
Illustrator
Belgium

Colfer, Eoin
Author
Ireland
www.artemisfowl.co.uk/site/Home.php

Cooperativa  Culturale Giannino Stoppani
Organisation
Italy
cargocollective.com/gianninostoppani

Csukás, István
Author
Hungary

Da Coll, Ivar
Author/illustrator
Colombia
www.escritores.org/biografias/11674-da-coll-ivar

Dahle, Gro
Author
Norway
www.cappelendamm.no/cappelendamm/person/author-detail.action?authorId=sek:person:scid:401

Daly, Niki
Illustrator
South Africa
nikidaly.wordpress.com/

Damaschin Popa, Stela
Illustrator
Moldova

Dashevskaya, Nina
Author
Russia

Delessert, Étienne
Author/illustrator
Switzerland
www.etiennedelessert.com/

Dematons, Charlotte
Illustrator
Netherlands
www.lemniscaat.nl/Jeugd/Prentenboeken/auteurs/Charlotte%20%20Dematons

Dezsö, Andrea
Illustrator
United States
www.andreadezso.com/

Dobrescu, Irina
Illlustrator
Romania
www.irina.dobrescu.net/

Douzou, Olivier
Author/illustrator
France
www.olivierdouzou.com/

Dubosarsky, Ursula
Author
Australia
www.ursuladubosarsky.com/

Eeg, Harald Rosenløw
Author
Norway
roseeg.no/?page_id=45

Ekman, Fam
Author/illustrator
Norway
nbl.snl.no/Fam_Ekman

Ellis, Deborah
Author
Canada
deborahellis.com/

Ellis, Sarah
Author
Canada
www.sarahellis.ca/

Erdogan, Fatih
Author
Turkey
www.fatiherdogan.com/eng/index.html

Eriksson, Eva
Illustrator
Sweden
www.rabensjogren.se/Alfabetiskt/E/Eva-Eriksson/

Erlbruch, Wolf
Illustrator
Germany
www.peter-hammer-verlag.de/autoren-details/wolf_erlbruch/

EU Read
Organisation
Germany
www.euread.com/

Fanelli, Sara
Author/illustrator
United Kingdom
www.sarafanelli.com/

Federation of Pre-School Playgroups
Organisation
Mauritius

Fiske, Anna
Illustrator
Norway
annafiske.com/

Fombelle, Timothée de
Author
France
www.gallimard-jeunesse.fr/Auteur/Timothee-de-Fombelle

Foreman, Michael
Author/illustrator
United Kingdom
literature.britishcouncil.org/michael-foreman

Foreningen !les
Organisation
Norway
foreningenles.no/

Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL)
Organisation
United States
www.favl.org/

Gaiman, Neil
Author
United Kingdom
www.neilgaiman.com/

Gardner, Sally
Author/illustrator
United Kingdom
www.sallygardner.net/

German Nicaraguan Library and the Bibliobús Bertolt Brecht
Organisation
Nicaragua
www.unesco.org/uil/litbase/?menu=4&programme=83

Geelen, Harrie
Author/illustrator
Netherlands
www.queridokinderenjeugdboeken.nl/auteur/harrie-geelen/

Germinalia A. C.
Organisation
Mexico
www.germinalia.org.mx/

Gestel, Peter van
Author
Netherlands
www.letterenfonds.nl/en/author/129/peter-van-gestel

Givargizov, Arthur
Author
Russian Federation

Gleeson, Libby
Author
Australia
www.libbygleeson.com.au/

Gogiberidze, Inga
Storyteller/promoter of Reading
Georgia

Gleitzman, Morris
Author
Australia
www.morrisgleitzman.com/

Gonzalez, Maria Teresa Maia
Author
Portugal

Gordon, Gus
Author/illustrator
Australia
www.gusgordon.com/

Gunnarsdóttir, Kristín Helga
Author
Iceland
www.forlagid.is/?tag=kristin-helga-gunnarsdottir

Hallworth, Grace
Author/oral storyteller
United Kingdom

Hasanzadeh, Farhad
Author
Iran
www.farhadhasanzadeh.com/en/

Hébert, Marie-Francine
Author
Canada
www.quebec-amerique.com/auteurs/marie-francine-hebert.html

Hein, Priya N.
Author/illustrator
Mauritius
www.priyahein.com/

Hellgren, Joanna
Author/illustrator
Sweden
www.joannahellgren.com/

Herbauts, Anne
Author/illustrator
Belgium
jeunesse.casterman.com/peoples_detail.cfm?ID=2188

Hobbs, Leigh
Author/illustrator
Australia
www.leighhobbs.com/

Hole, Stian
Author/illustrator
Norway

Hosany, Amarnath
Author
Mauritius

Hughes, Shirley
Author/illustrator
United Kingdom
www.alfiebooks.co.uk/allaboutshirleyhughes.asp

Hungarian Fairy Tale and Story Museum
Organisation
Hungary
www.budapestagent.com/mesemuzeum-story-museum.html

Huseinović, Andrea Petrlik
Illustrator
Croatia

Iliopoulos, Vagelis
Author/promoter of Reading
Greece
www.vagelisiliopoulos.gr/en/index.html

International Youth Library
Organisation
Germany
www.ijb.de/home.html

Iturralde, Edna
Author
Ecuador
www.ednaiturralde.com/

Jensen, Louis
Author
Denmark
www.forfatterweb.dk/oversigt/jensenlouis/print_jensenlouis

Jonge, Harm de
Author
Netherlands
www.harmdejonge.nl/

Jónsdóttir, Áslaug
Author/illustrator
Iceland
aslaugjonsdottir.com/

Kakoulli, Toula
Author
Cyprus

Kaldhol, Marit
Author
Norway
www.samlaget.no/nn-no/forfattarar/k/marit-kaldhol.aspx

Kalman, Maira
Author/illustrator
United States
www.mairakalman.com/

Karadi Path Education Company
Promoter of Reading
India
www.karadipath.com/

Kasparavicius, Kestutis
Author/Illustrator
Lithuania
www.kestutiskasparavicius.com/

Katha
Organisation
India
www.katha.org/site/

Komagata, Katsumi
Author/illustrator
Japan
www.one-stroke.co.jp/english/komagata.html

Krapivin, Vladislav
Author
Russia
www.rusf.ru/english/vk/

Kršenković Brković, Dragana
Author
Montenegro

Kučuk, Fahrudin
Author
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kwon, Yoon-duck
Illustrator
Republic of Korea

Labor Ateliergemeinschaft
Organisation
Germany
www.laborproben.de/

Lackfi, János
Author
Hungary
www.lackfi-janos.hu/

Lacombe, Benjamin
Illustrator
France
www.benjaminlacombe.com/home_e.html

Laird, Elizabeth
Author
United Kingdom
www.elizabethlaird.co.uk/

Lampedusa Library
Organisation
Italy
www.bibliotecasalaborsa.it/ibby/documenti/23895

Lecture Jeunesse
Organisation
France
www.lecturejeunesse.org/

Leeuwen, Joke van
Author/illustrator
Netherlands
www.jokevanleeuwen.com/Joke_van_Leeuwen/Home.html

Le Guin, Ursula
Author
United States
www.ursulakleguin.com/

Lester, Alison
Author
Australia
alisonlester.com/

Letria, André
Illustrator
Portugal
andreletria.pt/

Liao, Jimmy
Author/illustrator
Taiwan

Library4all
Organisation
Greece
www.library4all.com/

Lieshout, Ted van
Author
Netherlands
tedvanlieshout.info/Ted_van_Lieshout/Ted.html

Lindenbaum, Pija
Author/illustrator
Sweden
www.illustratorcentrum.se/en/portfolio/pija-lindenbaum/

Lindström, Eva
Author/illustrator
Sweden
www.illustratorcentrum.se/en/portfolio/eva-lindstrom/

Louhi, Kristiina
Illustrator
Finland

Lowry, Lois
Author
United States
www.loislowry.com/

Lubaev, Sergey
Illustrator
Russian Federation

Lubuto Library Partners
Organisation
Zambia
www.lubuto.org/

Luján, Jorge
Author
Argentina

Lynch, P J
Illustrator
Ireland
www.pjlynchgallery.com/

Maguire, Gregory
Author/promoter of reading
United States
gregorymaguire.com/

Maijala, Marika
Author/illustrator/promoter of reading
Finland
marikamaijala.squarespace.com/

Masini, Beatrice
Author
Italy

Matsuoka, Kyoko
Promoter of reading
Japan
tcl.or.jp/

Meek Spencer, Margaret
Promoter of reading
United Kingdom

Mello, Roger
Author/illustrator
Brazil

Mesghali, Farshid
Illustrator
Iran
www.farshidmesghali.com/

Mhlope, Gcina
Author/storyteller/promoter of reading
South Africa
www.gcinamhlophe.co.za/

Mirhadi, Touran
Promoter of reading
Iran

Mobile Library in Iran
Organisation
Iran

Modan, Rutu
Author/illustrator
Israel

Moeyaert, Bart
Author
Belgium
www.bartmoeyaert.com/

Moradi Kermani, Houshang
Author
Iran

Morden, Daniel
Storyteller
United Kingdom

Morpurgo, Michael
Author
United Kingdom
www.michaelmorpurgo.com/

Mourlevat, Jean-Claude
Author
France
www.jcmourlevat.com/

Muggenthaler, Eva
Author/illustrator
Germany
www.eva-muggenthaler.de/

Murail, Marie-Aude
Author
France

Murray, Kirsty
Author
Australia
kirstymurray.com/

Nadja
Illustrator
France
www.babelio.com/auteur/-Nadja/5035

Naidoo, Beverley
Author
South Africa
www.beverleynaidoo.com/

National Library of Greece
Organisation
Greece
www.nlg.gr/

Neacsu, Veronica
Illustrator
Romania
dumbravacuvulpi.blogspot.se/

Negrin, Fabian
Illustrator
Italy

Neighborhood Bridges
Organisation
United States
www.childrenstheatre.org/education/neighborhood-bridges/neighborhood-bridges

Ness, Patrick
Author
United Kingdom
patrickness.com/

Nikl, Petr
Author/illustrator
Czech Republic
www.petrnikl.cz

Nimr, Sonia
Author
Palestine

Nyhus, Svein
Author/illustrator
Norway
sveinnyhus.blogspot.se/

Paegle, Anita
Illustrator
Latvia
anitapaegle.com/

Pardi, Charlotte
Illustrator
Denmark
www.gyldendal.dk/charlotte-pardi

Parvela, Timo
Author
Finland
timoparvela.fi/en/

Pateraki, Giolanda
Author
Greece

Pearson, Luke
Author/illustrator
United Kingdom
lukepearson.com/

Pellowski, Anne
Oral storyteller
United States

Petersons, Reinis
Illustrator
Latvia
reinispetersons.com/

Pienkowski, Jan
Illustrator
United Kingdom
www.janpienkowski.com/home.htm

Place, François
Illustrator
France
www.francois-place.fr

Pratham Books
Organisation
India
prathambooks.org/

Pressler, Mirjam
Author
Germany
www.mirjampressler.de/

Rahimizadeh, Pejman
Illustrator
Iran
www.rahimizadeh.com/

Rahmandoust, Mostafa
Author
Iran
www.rahmandoost.org/biography.html

Rascal
Author
Belgium

Raud, Piret
Author
Estonia
piretraud.edicypages.com/

Read to me!
Organisation
Croatia
www.citajmi.info

Read with me
Organisation
Iran
koodiaki.org/en

Richter, Jutta
Author
Germany
www.juttarichter.de/

Riddell, Chris
Illustrator
United Kingdom
www.chrisriddell.co.uk/

Room to Read
Organisation
United States
www.roomtoread.org/

Rozman Roza, Andrej
Author/oral storyteller/promoter of reading
Slovenia

Ršumović, Ljubivoje
Author
Serbia

Rönns, Christel
Illustrator
Finland
www.christelronns.com/

Sandman Lilius, Irmelin
Author/illustrator
Finland

Šarić, Muhidin
Author
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Satrapi, Marjane
Author/illustrator
France
barclayagency.com/site/speaker/marjane-satrapi

Schritter, Istvansch
Illustrator
Argentina
www.istvansch.com.ar/

Sedgwick, Marcus
Author
United Kingdom
www.marcussedgwick.com/

Sfar, Joann
Author/illustrator
France

Sharafeddine, Fatima
Author
Lebanon
www.fatimasharafeddine.com/

Shihab Nye, Naomi
Author
United States
barclayagency.com/site/speaker/naomi-shihab-nye

Sierra i Fabra, Jordi
Author
Spain
www.sierraifabra.com/

Sillaste, Kertu
Illustrator
Estonia
kertu.panwagen.ee/index.php/avaleht__home

Škerl, Peter
Illustrator
Slovenia
www.peterskerl.com/

Spiridonova, Julia
Author
Bulgaria

Sta. Romana-Cruz, Flor Marie
Author/Promoter of reading
Philippines

Stark, Ulf
Author
Sweden
www.bonniercarlsen.se/forfattare/s/ulf-stark/

Taylor, Mildred
Author
United States

Teller, Janne
Author
Denmark
janneteller.com/

Tepić Kojović, Jelena
Author
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tidholm, Anna-Clara
Author/illustrator
Sweden
www.alfabeta.se/forfattare/anna-clara-tidholm

Tidholm, Thomas
Author
Sweden
www.thomas.tidholm.se/

Tjong-Khing, Thé
Illustrator
Netherlands
www.thetjongkhing.nl/

Topuria, Tea
Author
Georgia
ww.poetrytranslation.org/poets/tea-topuria

Torseter, Øyvind
Illustrator
Norway
www.cappelendamm.no/cappelendamm/person/author-detail.action?authorId=sek:person:scid:9556

Torudd, Cecilia
Author/illustrator
Sweden

Tóth, Krisztina
Author
Hungary

Traugot, Alexander
Illustrator
Russia

Trivizas, Eugene
Author
Greece
www.eugene-trivizas.com/

Tullio Altan, Fransesco
Illustrator
Italy

Tungal, Leelo
Author
Estonia

Turtschaninoff, Maria
Author
Finland
www.mariaturtschaninoff.com/Maria/In_English.html

Törnqvist, Marit
Illustrator
Netherlands
www.marittornqvist.nl/

Uk-Bae, Lee
Illustrator
Republic of Korea

Ungerer, Tomi
Author/illustrator
France
www.tomiungerer.com/

Wegelius, Jakob
Author/illustrator
Sweden
www.jakobwegelius.com

Welsh-Rabady, Renate
Author
Austria
www.goethe.de/kue/lit/prj/kju/aut/sz/wel/enindex.htm

Verplancke, Klaas
Illustrator
Belgium
www.klaas.be/

Wikland, Ilon
Illustrator
Sweden
www.ilon.se/en/index.php

Wild, Margaret
Author
Australia
www.thelitcentre.org.au/author/margaret-wild

Zak, Monica
Author/oral storyteller/promoter of reading
Sweden
www.barnensbibliotek.se/F%C3%B6rfattare/ForfattareA%C3%96/zak/tabid/292/Default.aspx

Zhilu, Zhang
Author
China

Zidarov, Lyuben
Illustrator
Bulgaria

Zwerger, Lisbeth
Illustrator
Austria
childscapes.com/bookpages/zwerger.html