2014

238 candidates from 68 countries are nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014. These were presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 10, 2013.

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The list of nominated candidates is presented in alfabetical order below. Links lead to more information, often in the candidate's own language. The award office does not take responsibility for the corectness of the information on these external sites.

NOMINATED CANDIDATES 2014

A & A Book Trust
Organisation
India

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

A.P.H.C.A. The Association of the Psychological Health of Children and Adolescents
Organisation
Greece

Aakeson, Kim Fupz
Author
Denmark

Abzianidze, Zaza
Author/Illustrator
Georgia

AÇEV (Mother Child Education Foundation)
Organisation
Turkey

Ahlberg, Allan
Author
United Kingdom

Ahmadi, Ahmad Reza
Author
Iran

Ak, Behiç
Author/Illustrator
Turkey

Alemagna, Beatrice
Author/Illustrator
Italy

All of Poland Reads to Kids (ABCXXI)
Organisation
Poland

Almond, David 
Author
United Kingdom

Asatiani, Sandro
Author/Illustrator
Georgia

Baek, Heena
Illustrator
Republic of Korea

Ballester, Arnal
Illustrator
Spain

Baniasadi, Mohammad Ali
Illustrator
Iran

Bekrić, Ismet
Author
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Berner, Rotraut Susanne
Illustrator
Germany

Biblionef
Organisation
South Africa

Biblioteca Thuruchapitas
Organisation
Bolivia

Blake, Quentin
Illustrator
United Kingdom

Blau, Aljoscha
Illustrator
Germany

Book Culture Foundation
Organisation
Republic of Korea

Bookstart
Organisation
United Kingdom

Bunanta, Murti
Oral storyteller/Promoter of reading
Indonesia

Caballero de Cueto, Lilly
Promoter of reading
Peru

Carle, Eric
Author/Illustrator
USA

Carmi, Daniella
Author
Israel

Ceccoli, Nicoletta
Illustrator
San Marino

Centro Internacional del Libro Infantil y Juvenil (CILIJ)
Organisation
Spain

Chakvetadze, Nino
Illustrator
Georgia

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

Cielena, Mara
Author
Latvia

Cleary, Beverly
Author
USA

Cneut, Carll
Illustrator
Belgium

Giannino Stoppani Cooperativa Culturale
Organisation
Italy

Cowley, Joy
Promoter of reading
New Zealand

Crossley-Holland, Kevin
Author
United Kingdom

Csukás, István
Author
Hungary

Čulić, Jovo
Author
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Da Coll, Ivar
Author/Illustrator
Colombia

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

Daly, Niki
Author/Illustrator/Oral storyteller/Promoter of reading
South Africa

Delessert, Etienne
Illustrator
Switzerland/USA

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

Douzou, Olivier
Author/Illustrator
France

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

Flygenring, Rán
Illustrator
Iceland

Foreman, Michael
Author/Illustrator
United Kingdom

Formosa, Edgar
Author
Malta

Fox, Mem
Author
Australia

Fučiková, Renáta
Author/Illustrator
Czech Republic

Geelen, Harrie
Author/Illustrator
The Netherlands

Gestel, Peter van
Author
The Netherlands

Gleitzman, Morris
Author
Australia/United Kingdom

Godtfredsen, Nuka
Author
Greenland

Goldouzian, Ali Reza
Illustrator
Iran

Gravett, Emily
Author/Illustrator
United Kingdom

Grobler, Piet
Illustrator
South Africa

Hamelin Associazione Culturale
Organisation
Italy

Havkin, Hilla
Illustrator
Israel

Hellsing, Lennart
Author
Sweden

Helmsdal, Rakel
Author
Faroe Island

Herbauts, Anne
Author/Illustrator
Belgium

Hohler, Franz
Author
Switzerland

Hughes, Shirley
Author/Illustrator
United Kingdom

Höglund, Anna
Author
Sweden

IBBY International
Organisation
International

Innocenti, Roberto
Illustrator
Italy

Inoue, Takehiko
Author/Illustrator
Japan

International Youth Library
Organisation
Germany

Ismail, Mohd Yusof Bin
Author/Illustrator/Oral storyteller/Promoter of reading
Malaysia

Jensen, Louis
Author
Denmark

Jonge, Harm de
Author
The Netherlands

Kaaberbøl, Lene
Author
Denmark

Kalman, Maira
Author/Illustrator
USA

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

Kasparavičius, Kęstutis
Author/Illustrator
Lithuania

Katha
Organisation
India

Katz, Avi
Illustrator
Israel

Khairuddin, Ahmad Redza Ahmad
Promoter of reading
Malaysia

Kilaka, John
Illustrator
Tanzania

Komagata, Katsumi
Illustrator
Japan

Kretschmar, Sonia
Illustrator
Australia

Kršenković Brković, Dragana
Author
Republic of Montenegro

Kunnas, Mauri
Author/Illustrator
Finland

Lavachery, Thomas
Author
Belgium

Leite, Mauricio
Promoter of reading
Brazil

Lenihan, Eddie
Oral storyteller
Ireland

Liao, Jimmy
Author/Illustrator
Taiwan

Library Services Department
Organisation
British Virgin Islands

Lieshout, Ted van
Author
Netherlands

Lindgren, Barbro
Author
Sweden

Lindström, Eva
Illustrator
Sweden

Lipsky, Vladimir
Author
Belarus

Little, Jean
Author
Canada

Louhi, Kristiina
Author/Illustrator
Finland

Lubuto Library Project
Organisation
Zambia

Luján, Jorge
Author
Argentina

Eriksen, Endre Lund
Author
Norway

Lööf, Jan
Illustrator
Sweden

Madsen, Peter
Illustrator
Denmark

Magallanes, Alejandro
Author/Illustrator
Mexico

Makhotin, Sergey
Author
Russian Federation

Manning, Mick and Brita Granström
Author/Illustrator
United Kingdom

Marchetta, Melina
Author
Australia

Martin, Marc
Author/Illustrator
Australia

Masini, Beatrice
Author
Italy

Matsuoka, Kyoko
Promoter of reading
Japan

Medlicott, Mary
Oral storyteller
United Kingdom

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

Mota, António
Author
Portugal

Mourlevat, Jean-Claude
Author
France

Moursund, Gry
Illustrator
Norway

Muggenthaler, Eva
Illustrator
Germany

Municipi Lector
Organisation
Spain

Myers, Walter Dean
Author
USA

Naidoo, Beverley
Author
South Africa

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

Nopola, Sinikka & Tiina Nopola
Authors
Finland

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

Oates, Joyce Carol
Author
USA

Odriozola, Elena
Illustrator
Spain

Ólafsdóttir, Linda
Illustrator
Iceland

Olujić, Grozdana
Author
Serbia

Ottley-Mitchell, Carol
Author
Saint Kitts and Nevis

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

Paegle, Anita
Illustrator
Latvia

Palabras de Arena
Organisation
Mexico

Paljetak, Luko
Author/Illustrator
Croatia

Parkkinen, Jukka
Author
Finland

Parvela, Timo
Author
Finland

Pateraki, Giolanda
Author
Greece

Patte, Geneviève
Promoter of reading
France

Pellowski, Anne
Oral storyteller/Promoter of reading
USA

Pienkowski, Jan
Illustrator
Poland

Pinkney, Jerry
Illustrator
USA

Pizzol, Giampiero
Author
Italy

Planeta Tangerina
Organisation
Portugal

Ponti, Claude
Author/Illustrator
France

PRAESA
Organisation
South Africa

Pratchett, Terry
Author
United Kingdom

Pratham Books
Organisation
India

Pressler, Mirjam
Author
Germany

Prix Bernard Versele
Organisation
Belgium

Programme Planète
Organisation
Burkina Faso

Rahmandoost, Mostafa
Author
Iran

Ramachandran, Rasu Naidu
Promoter of reading
Singapore

Raud, Piret
Author
Estonia

Reichstein, Alexander
Illustrator
Finland

Rex, Christian F.
Illustrator
Greenland

Richter, Jutta
Author
Germany

Riecken Community Libraries
Organisation
Guatemala

Rosen, Michael
Author
United Kingdom

Rosoff, Meg
Author
United Kingdom

Ršumović, Ljubivoje
Author
Serbia

Russell, Harriet
Author/Illustrator
United Kingdom

Rönns, Christel
Illustrator
Finland

Sandman-Lilius, Irmelin
Author/Illustrator
Finland

Savolainen, Salla
Illustrator
Finland

Say, Allen
Author/Illustrator
USA

Schroeder, Binette
Illustrator
Germany

Schärer, Kathrin
Illustrator
Switzerland

Sells, Jim
Promoter of reading
United Kingdom

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

Stoutt, Elmore
Oral storyteller
British Virgin Islands

Strid, Jakob Martin
Illustrator
Denmark

Suwalska, Dorota
Author
Poland

Tai Wisdom Association
Organisation
Thailand

Tara Books
Organisation
India

Tellegen, Toon
Author
The Netherlands

Tencalla, Catherine
Oral storyteller/Promoter of reading
Switzerland

Thé, Tjong-Khing
Illustrator
The Netherlands

Tidholm, Anna-Clara
Author/Illustrator
Sweden

Tidholm, Thomas
Author
Sweden

Toçev
Organisation
Turkey

Tokyo Children’s Library
Organisation
Japan

Tolstaya, Katya
Illustrator
Russian Federation

Topuria, Tea
Author
Georgia

Torseter, Øyvind
Illustrator
Norway

Touma, Nadine
Author
Lebanon

Trivizas, Eugene
Author
Greece

Tsikarishvili, Lia
Promoter of reading
Georgia

Tullio Altan, Francesco
Illustrator
Italy

Tungal, Leelo
Author
Estonia

Turtschaninoff, Maria
Author
Finland

Törnqvist, Marit
Illustrator
The Netherlands

Tötemeyer, Andree-Jeanne
Promoter of reading
Namibia

Ungerer, Tomi
Illustrator
France

Valckx, Catharina
Author/Illustrator
Netherlands

Walsh, Kate
Author
Ireland

Walsh, Jill Paton
Author
United Kingdom

Vangheli, Spiridon
Author
Moldova

Weir, Liz
Oral storyteller
United Kingdom

Welsh-Rabady, Renate
Author
Austria

Verplancke, Klaas
Illustrator
Belgium

Vidmar, Janja
Author
Slovenia

Wiesner, David
Illustrator
USA

Wikland, Ilon
Illustrator
Sweden

Voulgari, Sassa
Oral storyteller
Greece

Yin, Jianling
Author
China

Yuval, Nurit
Promoter of reading
Israel

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

Zarip, Catherine
Illustrator
Estonia

Zwerger, Lisbeth
Illustrator
Austria

Zvirgzdiņš, Juris
Author
Latvia