Announcement 2019

Announcement 2019

Are you hoping for a familiar favorite or a total surprise? The countdown has begun for the announcement of this year’s ALMA laureate. On April 2, the ALMA jury will name the laureate(s) of the world’s most prestigious award in children’s and YA literature and the prize sum of SEK 5 million.

The Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy Amanda Lind will give a speech before Boel Westin, the jury chair, announces the decision of the jury. The press conference will be led by Johar Bendjelloul with a welcome by Swedish Arts Council chair Ulrika Stuart Hamilton. A full presentation of the laureate will follow.

Time and date: Tuesday April 2 1:00 pm CET 
Place: Bio Victor, Filmhuset in Stockholm and in Illustrator's Café at the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Follow the announcement live
The event is broadcast live on and Twitter.

To apply for press accreditation, please contact

Mariella Kucer, Communications Officer
Phone: +46 76 540 10 17

Are you attending the Bologna Children's Book Fair?
Please join us in Illustrator's Café or visit our stand: 30 D16.

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