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Candidates 2019

246 candidates from 64 countries are nominated to the 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The candidates were presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 11 by the ALMA-jury chair Boel Westin. The list below is a gold mine for anyone interested in children's and YA literature. Enjoy!

Links lead to more information, often in the candidate's own language. The 2019 ALMA laureate will be announced on April 2, 2019.

Download a pdf version of the nomination list. Do you want to order multiple ex? Send an email to our Communications officer!

Antigua and Barbuda
Joy Lawrence, Promoter of reading

Argentina
Maria Teresa Andruetto, Author Web page
CEDILIJ, Organisation
Jorge Luján, Author
Istvansch Schritter, Author/Illustrator/Promoter of reading Web page

Australia
Randa Abdel-Fattah, Author Web page
Ursula Dubosarsky, Author Web page
Mem Fox, Author Web page
Susanne Gervay, Author Web page
Morris Gleitzman, Author Web page
Indigenous Literary Foundation, Organisation Web page
Robert Ingpen, Illustrator Web page
Margo Lanagan, Author Web page
Melina Marchetta, Author Web page 
Margaret Wild, Author Web page

Austria
Renate Welsh-Rabady, Author
Linda Wolfsgruber, Illustrator Web page
Lisbeth Zwerger, Illustrator

Azerbaijan
Gasham Isabayli, Author
Sevinj Nurugizi, Author Web page

Belgium
Carll Cneut, Illustrator
Anne Herbauts, Author/Illustrator Web page
Bart Moeyaert, Author Web page
Prix Bernard Versele, Organisation
Marie Wabbes, Author/Illustrator Web page
Klaas Verplancke, Author/Illustrator Web page

Bolivia
Biblioteca Thurucapitas, Organisation
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Šimo Ešić, Author
Fahrudin Kučuk, Author

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

Bulgaria
Maya Dalgacheva, Author
Viktor Samuilov, Author
Julia Spiridonova, Author
Lyuben Zidarov, Illustrator

Canada
Deborah Ellis, Author Web page
Sarah Ellis, Author Web page
Marie-Francine Hébert, Author Web page
Troy Kent, Promoter of reading Web page
Jon Klassen, Author/Illustrator Web page

China
Zhang Zhilu, Author

Democratic Republic of Congo/United Kingdom
Dominique Mwankumi, Author/Illustrator Webb page

Croatia
Andrea Petrlik Huseinović, Illustrator Web page
Read to Me Campaign, Organisation Web page

Cyprus
Maria Pyliotou, Author Web page
Czech Republic
Petr Nikl, Author/Illustrator
Květa Pacovská, Illustrator

Denmark
Kim Fupz Aakeson, Author
Lilian Brøgger, Illustrator Web page
Louis Jensen, Author Web page
Dorte Karrebaek, Illustrator

Ecuador
Edna Iturralde, Author Web page

Estonia
Piret Raud, Author Web page
Ulla Saar, Illustrator Web page
Leelo Tungal, Author

Faroe Islands
Rakel Helmsdal, Author/Illustrator/Oral storyteller/Promoter of Reading Webb page

Finland
Linda Bondestam, Illustrator Web page
Marika Maijala, Author/Illustrator Web page
Timo Parvela, Author Web page
Laura Ruohonen & Erika Kallasmaa, Author and Illustrator Web pag Laura and Web pag Erika
Salla Savolainen, Author/Illustrator Web page
Maria Turtschaninoff, Author Web page

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

Georgia
Bondo Matsaberidze, Author Web page
Tea Topuria, Author Web page

Germany
Aljoscha Blau, Illustrator Web page
Nadia Budde, Author/Illustrator Web page
Cornelia Funke, Author/Illustrator Web page
Nikolaus Heidelbach, Illustrator
International Youth Library, Organisation Web page
Janosch, Author/Illustrator
Labor Ateliergemeinschaft, Organisation Web page
Eva Muggenthaler, Author/Illustrator Web page
Mirjam Pressler, Author Web page
Stiftung Lesen/German Reading Foundation, Organisation Web page

Greece
Vagelis Iliopoulos, Author/Promoter of reading
Library4all, Organisation Web page
Antonis Papatheodoulou, Author Web page
Yolanda Pateraki, Author
Eugene Trivizas, Author

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

Hungary
Istvan Csukas, Author
Hungarian Fairy Tale and Story Museum, Organisation Web page
János Lackfi, Author Web page
Tibor Zalán, Author

Iceland
Ævar Þór Benediktsson, Promoter of reading Web page

India
A & A Book Trust, Organisation Web page
Katha, Organisation Web page
Pratham Books, Organisation Web page

Indonesia
Murti Bunanta, Promoter of reading Web page

Iran
Children’s Book Council, Organisation Web page
Farhad Hassanzadeh, Author Web page
Jamshid Khanian, Author Web page
Mobile Library of Iran, Organisation
Narges Mohammadi, Illustrator Web page
Houshang Moradi Kermani, Author
Read with Me, Organisation Web page
Aliasghar Seidabadi, Promoter of reading Web page

Ireland
Chris Judge, Author Web page
PJ Lynch, Illustrator Web page
Sheena Wilkinson, Author Web page

Israel
Rutu Modan, Author/Illustrator

Italy
Beatrice Alemagna, Author/Illustrator Web page
Chiara Carminati, Author
Lampedusa Library, Organisation
Sarolta Szulyovszky, Illustrator Web page

Ivory Coast
Fatou Keita, Author/Promoter of Reading Web page

Japan
Kyoko Matsuoka, Promoter of reading Webpage

Jordan
Taghrid al-Najjar, Author Web page

Republic of Korea
Heena Baek, Illustrator
Lee Juyoung, Promoter of reading
Lee Uk-Bae, Illustrator

Latvia
Gundega Muzikante, Illustrator Web page
Inese Zandere, Author Web page

Lebanon/Belgium
Fatima Sharafeddine, Author Web page

Lithuania
Kestutis Kasparavicius, Author/Illustrator Web page

Mexico
Silvia Dubovoy, Author

Netherlands
De Schrijverscentrale, Organisation Web page
Joke van Leeuwen, Author/Illustrator Web page
Gideon Samson, Author Web page
Toon Tellegen, Author
Thé Tjong-Khing, Illustrator Web page
Marit Törnqvist, Author/Illustrator Web page
Edward van de Vendel, Author
Sylvia Weve, Illustrator Web page

New Zealand
Joy Cowley, Author/Promoter of reading

Nicaragua
German Nicaraguan Library and the Bibliobús Bertold Brecht, Organisation Web page

Norway
Lene Ask, Illustrator Web page
Rune Belsvik, Author Web page
Gro Dahle, Author Web page
Harald Rosenløw Eeg, Author Web page
Fam Ekman, Author/Illustrator
Anna Fiske, Author/Illustrator Web page
Foreningen !les, Organisation Web page
Stian Hole, Author/Illustrator
Marit Kaldhol, Author Web page
Gry Moursund, Author/Illustrator
Svein Nyhus, Author/Illustrator Web page
Maria Parr, Author Web page
Bjørn Rørvik, Author
Øyvind Torseter, Illustrator Web page

Palestine
Sonia Nimr, Author

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

Poland
All of Poland Reads to Kids, Organisation Web page
Ola Cieślak, Illustrator Web page
Małgorzata Musierowicz, Author Web page
Paweł Pawlak, Illustrator
Marcin Szczygielski, Author
Józef Wilkoń, Illustrator Web page

Portugal
Andante, Organisation Web page
Bernardo P. Carvalho, Illustrator Web page
Maria Teresa Maia Gonzales, Author
Luísa Ducla Soares, Author
Catarina Sobral, Illustrator Web page

Romania
Silviu Baias, Illustrator
Andrea Kürti, Illustrator Web page
Cristiana Radu, Illustrator Web page

Russian Federation
Anastasia Arkhipova, Illustrator Web page
Nina Dashevskaya, Author
Russian State Children´s Library, Organisation
Alexander Traugot, Illustrator
Mikhail Yasnov, Author

Serbia
Ljubivoje Ršumović, Author

Slovenia
Slavko Pregl, Author
Anja Štefan, Author

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

Spain
Fundaciò Jordi Sierra i Fabra, Organisation Web page
Alfredo Gómez Cerdá, Author Web page
Elena Odriozola, Illustrator Web page

Sweden
Eva Eriksson, Illustrator Web page
Joanna Hellgren, Illustrator Web page
Olof Landström, Illustrator
Pija Lindenbaum, Author/Illustrator Web page
Eva Lindström, Author/Illustrator Web page
Frida Nilsson, Author Web page
Anna-Clara Tidholm, Illustrator Web page
Thomas Tidholm, Author Web page
Cecilia Torudd, Author/Illustrator
Jakob Wegelius, Author/Illustrator Web page
Ilon Wikland, Illustrator
Monica Zak, Author Web page

Switzerland
Albertine, Illustrator Web page
Franz Hohler, Author Web page

Taiwan
Jimmy Liao, Author/Illustrator Web page

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

Ukraine
Kost Lavro, Illustrator Web page
Zirka Menzatiuk, Author

United Kingdom
Allan Ahlberg, Author Web page
David Almond, Author Web page
Malorie Blackman, Author Web page
Quentin Blake, Illustrator Web page
Book Aid International, Organisation Web page
Aidan Chambers, Author Web page
Aidan & Nancy Chambers, Promoters of reading Web page
Michael Foreman, Author/Illustrator Web page
Daniel Hahn, Promoter of reading Web page
Shirley Hughes, Author/Illustrator Web page
Oliver Jeffers, Author/Illustrator Web page
Elizabeth Laird, Author Web page
Michelle Magorian, Author Web page
Margaret Meek Spencer, Promoter of reading
Daniel Morden, Author/Oral storyteller
Michael Morpurgo, Author Web page
Patrick Ness, Author Web page
Luke Pearson, Author/Illustrator Web page
Jan Pienkowski, Illustrator Web page
Chris Riddell, Illustrator Web page
Katherine Rundell, Author Web page
Marcus Sedgwick, Author Web page
John Shelley, Illustrator Web page
David Wood, Author Web page

United States
Laurie Halse Anderson, Author Web page
Judy Blume, Author Web page
LeVar Burton, Promoter of reading
Eric Carle, Author/Illustrator Web page
Children's Literature New England, Organisation Web page
Kate DiCamillo, Author Web page
Margarita Engle, Author Web page
Maira Kalman, Author/Illustrator Web page
Stephen Krashen, Promoter of reading Web page
Gregory Maguire, Author/Promoter of reading Web page
Christopher Myers, Author/Illustrator Web page
Neighborhood Bridges, Organisation Web page
Peter Sís, Illustrator Web page
Tim Tingle, Oral storyteller Web page
Mildred Taylor, Author
Jack Zipes, Author/Promoter of reading

Zambia
Lubuto Library Partners, Organisation Web page