Sweden’s Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke. Photo: Stefan Tell.

"She expresses empathy for young people who have difficulties in settling in the adult world"

Sweden’s Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke comments this year’s Laureate, Meg Rosoff.

– Astrid Lindgren always took part for the young and I’m very pleased that the jury once again is rewarding a writer who so deeply expresses empathy for young people who have difficulties in settling in the adult world. Her books reflect young people’s thoughts about themselves and their idea about the world.


The jury’s citation;
Meg Rosoff’s young adult novels speak to the emotions as well as the intellect. In sparkling prose, she writes about the search for meaning and identity in a peculiar and bizarre world. Her brave and humorous stories are one-of-a-kind. She leaves no reader unmoved.