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Candidates 2018

235 candidates from 60 countries are nominated to the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The candidates were presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 12, 2017. The list below is a gold mine for anyone interested in children's and YA literature. Enjoy!

The nomination list in alphabetical order  >

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Antigua och Barbuda
Hillhouse, Joanne C. Author /Promoter of reading

Argentina
Abuelas Cuentacuentos Organisation
Andruetto, Maria Teresa Author
CEDILIJ Organisation
Luján, Jorge Author
Schritter, Istvansch Illustrator

Australien
Abdel-Fattah, Randa Author
Blackman, Malorie Author
Dubosarsky, Ursula Author
Fox, Mem Author
Gleitzman, Morris Author
Gordon, Gus Author/Illustrator
Indigenous Literacy Foundation Organisation
Ingpen, Robert Illustrator
Lanagan, Margo Author
Murray, Kirsty Author
Wild, Margaret Author

Austria
Welsh-Rabady, Renate Author
Zwerger, Lisbeth Illustrator

Azerbaijan
Amanova, Solmaz Author
Huseynov, Arif Illustrator
Isabayli, Gasham Author

Belgium
Cneut, Carll Illustrator
Herbauts, Anne Author/Illustrator
Moeyaert, Bart Author
Rascal Author
Wabbes, Marie Author/Illustrator
Verplancke, Klaas Author/Illustrator

Bolivia
Biblioteca Th’uruchapitas Organisation

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hasić, Zejćir Author
Jurić, Sonja Author

Brazil
Machado, Ana Maria Author
Mello, Roger Author/Illustrator

Bulgarien
Samuilov, Viktor Author
Spiridonova, Julia Author
Zidarov, Lyuben Illustrator

Canada
Ellis, Deborah Author
Ellis, Sarah Author
Hébert, Marie-Francine Author

China
Zhilu, Zhang Author

Croatien
Huseinović, Andrea Petrlik Illustrator
Read to me! Organisation

Cypern
Pyliotou, Maria Author

Czech Republic
Nikl, Petr Author/Illustrator

Danmark
Aakeson, Kim Fupz Author
Brøgger, Lilian Illustrator
Jensen, Louis Author
Pardi, Charlotte Illustrator

Estonia
Pervik, Aino Author
Raud, Piret Author
Saar, Ulla Illustrator

Finland
Bondestam, Linda Illustrator
Etana Editions Organisation
Louhi, Kristiina Illustrator
Maijala, Marika Author/Illustrator
Parvela, Timo Author
Turtschaninoff, Maria Author
Vasko, Anne Author/Illustrator

France
A.C.C.E.S. Organisation
Chaud, Benjamin Author/Illustrator
Douzou, Olivier Author/Illustrator
Fombelle, Timothée de Author
Lacombe, Benjamin Illustrator
Les Doigts qui rêvent Organisation
Mourlevat, Jean-Claude Author
Murail, Marie-Aude Author
Patte, Geneviève Promoter of reading
Satrapi, Marjane Author/Illustrator
Sfar, Joann Author/Illustrator

Georgia
Guleuri, Vasil Author
Petriashvili, Guram Author
Topuria, Tea Author

Germany
Budde, Nadia Author/Illustrator
Funke, Cornelia Author/Illustrator
Heidelbach, Nikolaus Illustrator
International Youth Library Organisation
Labor Ateliergemeinschaft Organisation
Muggenthaler, Eva Author/Illustrator
Pressler, Mirjam Author

Greece
Iliopoulos, Vagelis Author/Promoter of reading
Library4all Organisation
National Library of Greece Organisation
Pateraki, Yolanda Author
Trivizas, Eugene Author

Greenland
Rosing-Asvid, Naja Author/Illustrator
Therkildsen, Lene Promoter of reading

Hungary
Csukas, Istvan Author
Mesemuzeum (The Hungarian Fairy Tale and Story Museum) Organisation
Lackfi, János Author
Tóth, Krisztina Author

Iceland
Áslaug Jónsdóttir Author/Illustrator
Kristín Helga Gunnarsdóttir Author
Ævar Þór Benediktsson Promoter of reading

India
A & A Book Trust Organisation
Katha Organisation
Pratham Books Organisation

Indonesia
Bunanta, Murti Promoter of reading

Iran
Children's Book Council Organisation
Hadi Mohammadi, Mohammad Promoter of reading
Hasanzadeh, Farhad Author
Mesghali, Farshid Illustrator
Mobile Library in Iran Organisation
Mohammadi, Narges Illustrator
Moradi Kermani, Houshang Author
Read with me Organisation

Ireland
Judge, Chris Author
Lynch, PJ Illustrator

Israel
Modan, Rutu Author/Illustrator

Italy
Alemagna, Beatrice Author/Illustrator
Cooperativa Culturale Giannino Stoppani Organisation
Lampedusa Library Organisation
Masini, Beatrice Author
Negrin, Fabian Illustrator
Tullio Altan, Francesco Illustrator

Japan
Komagata, Katsumi Author/Illustrator
Matsuoka, Kyoko Promoter of reading

Republic of Korea
Baek, Heena Illustrator
Uk-Bae, Lee Illustrator

Latvia
Paegle, Anita Illustrator
Petersons, Reinis Illustrator

Lithuania
Kasparavičius, Kestutis Author/Illustrator

Mexico
Suzán Prone, Gerardo Illustrator

Montenegro
Kršenković Brković, Dragana Author

Netherlands
De schoolschrijver Organisation
Dematons, Charlotte Illustrator
Gestel, Peter van Author
Jonge, Harm de Author
Leeuwen, Joke van Author/Illustrator
Samson, Gideon Author
Tellegen, Toon Author
Tjong-Khing, Thé Illustrator
Weve, Sylvia Illustrator

Nicaragua
German Nicaraguan Library and the Bibliobús Bertolt Brecht Organisation

Norway
Aisato, Lisa Illustrator
Ask, Lene Illustrator
Belsvik, Rune Author
Dahle, Gro Author
Eeg, Harald Rosenløw Author
Ekman, Fam Author/Illustrator
Fiske, Anna Author/Illustrator
Foreningen Laes Organisation
Hole, Stian Author/Illustrator
Kaldhol, Marit Author
Nyhus, Svein Author/Illustrator
Rørvik, Bjørn Author
Torseter, Øyvind Illustrator

Palestine
Nimr, Sonia Author

Peru
Eslava, Jorge Author

Philippines
Almario, Virgilio Senadren Author
Sta. Romana Cruz, Neni Promoter of reading

Poland
All of Poland Reads to Kids Organisation
Cieślak, Ola Illustrator
Pawlak, Paweł Illustrator
Szczygielski, Marcin Author
Wilkón, Józef Illustrator

Portugal
Andante Organisation
Gonzalez, Maria Teresa Maia Author
Letria, André Illustrator

Romania
Damaschin Popa, Stela Illustrator
Dobrescu, Irina Illustrator
Neacsu, Veronica Illustrator

Russian Federation
Arkhipova, Anastasia Illustrator
Dashevskaya, Nina Author
Desnitskaya, Anna Illustrator
Russian State Children’s Library Organisation
Traugot, Alexander Illustrator

Serbia
Ršumović, Ljubivoje Author

Slovenia
Rozman Roza, Andrej Author
Škerl, Peter Illustrator

South Africa
Biblionef Organisation
Daly, Niki Author/Illustrator
Mhlope, Gcina Author/Oral storyteller/Promoter of reading
Naidoo, Beverley Author

Spain
Gómez Cerdá, Alfredo Author
Odriozola, Elena Illustrator

Sweden
Eriksson, Eva Illustrator
Hellgren, Johanna Illustrator
Lindenbaum, Pija Author/Illustrator
Lindström, Eva Author/Illustrator
Tidholm, Anna Clara Illustrator
Tidholm, Thomas Author
Torudd, Cecilia Author/Illustrator
Wegelius, Jakob Author/Illustrator
Wikland, Ilon Illustrator
Zak, Monica Author

Switzerland
Albertine Illustrator
Hohler, Franz Author

Taiwan
Liao, Jimmy Author/Illustrator

Turkey
Çocuk Vakfı (Children's Foundation) Organisation
Erdoğan, Fatih Author/Promoter of reading

Ukraine
Lavro, Kost Illustrator
Menzatiuk, Zirka Author

United Arab Emirates
Al Musallam, Abdulaziz Author

United Kingdom
Ahlberg, Allan Author
Almond, David Author
Blake, Quentin Illustrator
Book Aid International Organisation
Chambers, Aidan Author
Chambers, Aidan & Nancy Promoters of reading
Child, Lauren Author/Illustrator
Fanelli, Sara Author/Illustrator
Foreman, Michael Author/Illustrator
Gaiman, Neil Author
Gardner, Sally Author/Illustrator
Hahn, Daniel Promoter of reading
Hughes, Shirley Author/Illustrator
Laird, Elizabeth Author
Magorian, Michelle Author
Meek Spencer, Margaret Promoter of reading
Morden, Daniel Oral storyteller
Morpurgo, Michael Author
Ness, Patrick Author
Pearson, Luke Author/Illustrator
Pienkowski, Jan Illustrator
Riddell, Chris Illustrator
Sedgwick, Marcus Author
Shelley, John Illustrator

United States
Anderson, Laurie Halse Author
Bányai, István Illustrator
Blume, Judy Author
Carle, Eric Author/Illustrator
Children's Literature New England (CLNE) & The Examined Life (EXL) Organisation
Dezsö, Andrea Illustrator
Friends of African Village Library (FAVL) Organisation
Kalman, Maira Author/Illustrator
Krashen, Stephen Promoter of reading
Le Guin, Ursula Author
Maguire, Gregory Author/Promoter of reading
Neighborhood Bridges Organisation
Pellowski, Anne Oral storyteller
Room to Read Organisation
Shihab Nye, Naomi Author
Taylor, Mildred Author
Woodson, Jacqueline Author

Zambia
Lubuto Library Partners Organisation