National Library of Sweden. Photo: Stefan Tell

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016 to be announced on April 5th

The announcement of the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) will be opened by Ulrika Stuart Hamilton, Chair of the Swedish Arts Council, and Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister for Culture and Democracy in Sweden. The press conference will take place at the National Library of Sweden, Stockholm on April 5th at 1:00 pm CET.

Jury Chairman Boel Westin will announce the laureate of 2016. The announcement will be followed by a presentation of the laureate by the jury.

ALMA rewards authors, illustrators, storytellers and reading promoting individuals and organisations. For this year’s award, 215 candidates from 59 countries are nominated. The list of nominated candidates is available here.