Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature.

 

Authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters are eligible for the award, which is designed to promote interest in children’s and young adult literature.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the foundation of our work.

The Award rewards works or activities of the highest quality but the laureates must also embrace the humanistic values that Astrid Lindgren treasured.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was founded by the Swedish government in 2002 and is administrated by the Swedish Arts Council.

 

Laureates

Baek Heena (South Korea)
Bart Moeyaert (Belgium)
Jacqueline Woodson (US)
2017
Wolf Erlbruch (Germany)
2016
2015
PRAESA, Project for the Study of Alternative Education in Cape Town (South Africa)
2014
Barbro Lindgren (Sweden)
2013
Isol (Argentina)
2012
Guus Kuijer (Netherlands)
2011
Shaun Tan (Australian)
2010
 Kitty Crowther (Belgium)
2009
Tamar Institute for Community Education in Ramallah (Palestine)
2008
Sonya Hartnett (Australian)
2007
Banco del Libro (Venezuela)
2006
Katherine Paterson (US)
2005
Ryoji Arai (Japan) & Philip Pullman (UK)
2004
Lygia Bojunga (Brazil)
2003
Christine Nostlinger (Austrian) & Maurice Sendak (US)

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