Public talk with PRAESA to be broadcast at the Knowledge Channel

The Swedish Knowledge Channel will broadcast the public talk at Kulturhuset between author and jury member Mats Kempe and PRAESA’s representatives...
Lena Kåreland. Photo: Atlantis Book Agency

Lena Kåreland new member of the jury

Today the Swedish Arts Council appointed Lena Kåreland as member of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury from July 1, 2015. She is Professor Emerita in Literature with a focus on didactics and literary theory. She is a member of the...

PRAESA to visit the International Youth Library in Munich

On June 3rd the German audience will have the chance to meet this year’s ALMA laureate, when PRAESA representatives Carole Bloch, Ntombizanele Mahobi and Malusi Ntoyapi will visit the International...

Focus on the joy of books and storytelling in this year’s award week

This year’s Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) week begins on Monday May 25. Representatives from South African organisation PRAESA will visit Stockholm and Vimmerby to participate in...

ALMA to book festival LitteraLund

Today the biennal LitteraLund Conference opens as part of the book festival LitteraLund, an important arena for children´s literature in Sweden...

Sweden’s minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke comments this year’s Laureate

“I’m very happy that also the African continent now has an Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate. The award of course means opportunities for PRAESA to develop their...
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See the announcement and
a presentation of the laureate

Jury Chairman Boel Westin announced the 2015 laureate, PRAESA at the National Library of Sweden, March 31. Alice Bah Kuhnke, minister for Culture and Democracy introduced the announcement, and it followed by a presentation of the laureate.

"A dream coming true"

Carole Bloch about the award: "Receiving this award is a dream coming true and a great honor. This will make an incredible difference to the reading work we do for huge numbers of children across Africa".

PRAESA receives the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Based in Cape Town, PRAESA, Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, is an organisation that has worked to promote reading and literature for children and young people...


Welcome to follow the live broadcast of this year’s announcement from the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm. Broadcast starts 12:50 pm CET with a speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke, Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy...
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Press Invitation: Announcement of the 2015 Laureate on March 31

Welcome to cover the announcement of the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Time: March 31 at 12:40 pm. Venue: National Library of Sweden, Humlegårdsgatan 26, Humlegården Stockholm

A teacher’s guide to Barbro Lindgren’s Hemligt (Secret) trilogy is launched today

Today the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award publish a reading guide to Barbro Lindgren’s books Jättehemligt (Super Secret, 1971), Världshemligt (Top Secret, 1972) and Bladen brinner (Pages on Fire, 1973). The teacher’s guide is written by researcher and jury member Maria Lassén-Seger.

Key dates spring 2015

Do not miss this spring's key dates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. More information on this year’s award week will be published later on.

ALMA and Barbro Lindgren to Children’s Book Conference in Stavanger

The first few days in February nearly 300 writers, illustrators, librarians and publishers representatives will gather in Stavanger, Norway to participate in this year's Nordic Children's Book Conference.ALMA participants are...

The 2016 nomination process opens today

Today the nominating process for the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award begins. Appointed nominating bodies from all over the world may propose authors/illustrators/storytellers whose work...
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My News Desk - Art, Culture, Entert: Lena Kåreland new member of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury
28/05-15, 17:56
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25/05-15, 16:45
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