Photo: Carlos Diaz

Photo: Carlos Diaz

ALMA week 2018

Jacqueline Woodson will visit Sweden to accept the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She will take part in a week of ALMA events from May 22–28. Her visit will conclude with a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on May 28, in which H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria will present her with the award.

"The young people have always been thoughtful and deliberate, have always shown up."

We asked the 2018 laureate Jacqueline Woodson about her reaction to receiving the ALMA and her admiration for young citizens in society.
Photo: Carlos Ciaz

The American author Jacqueline Woodson is the laureate of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018

Jacqueline Woodson is an American author, born in 1963 and residing in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of more than thirty titels, and she writes primarily for young teens, but also for children and adults. One of her most lauded books is the award winning autobiographical Brown Girl Dreaming (2014).

Hello there, Stefan Casta and Lennart Eng!

After 12 years on the ALMA jury, author Stefan Casta and illustrator Lennart Eng are taking their leave this spring. How do they feel about it and what are their strongest memories of their years on the jury? Read our interview!

Announcement 2018

The countdown has started. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018 is to be announced on March 27th.
Children applauding

Time to nominate for the 2019 award

Did you know that the work of finding the right laureate(s) starts around 15 months prior to the announcement? Today the nomination process for the 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award opens.
A child reading a book on the subway.

Dwelve into "Duck, Death and the Tulip"

Get to know one of Wolf Erlbruch's most beloved books in our reading guide. Use it in the book circle, for school work or simply just as an inspiration for book conversations! Duck, Death and the Tulip has been celebrated worldwide for its simple, gentle and humorous way of talking about death.
Pihlip Pullman. Photo: Michael Leckie

Philip Pullman to Sweden

The ALMA laureate Philip Pullman is one of the confirmed speakers at the upcoming Astrid Lindgren conference in Stockholm on November 14.
Illustration: Marcus-Gunnar Pettersson

The nominees for the 2018 award are...

The list over nominated candidates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018 will be presented on October 12 at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Ur "Björnen som inte var där "av Wolf Erlbruch

Meet us at Göteborg Book fair

ALMA is hosting two public events at the Göteborg Book fair. Hear the literary critic Lotta Olsson in a talk with jury member Maria Lassén-Seger about this year's laureate Wolf Erlbruch. Also, meet the teacher and the school librarian who use literature by ALMA laureates in the classroom. Hope to see you!
Wolf Erlbruch. Photo: Stefan Tell.

Watch Erlbruch's award lecture

Watch the broadcast of the award lecture from Wolf Erlbruch! He shows his earliest drawings from his childhood and also calendar pictures, book illustrations, commercials and artifacts of wood.
Illustrator Marcus-Gunnar Pettersson and typographer Maja K Zetterberg

"I have a process that sometimes makes my work harder..."

How is it to make the ALMA diploma? Meet the illustrator Marcus-Gunnar Pettersson, creator of the diploma for Wolf Erlbruch, the 2017 ALMA laureate.

Get prints and leaflets

Find posters of this years laureate to print and put on your wall! We also provide leaflets of earlier laureates and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA).
Link to: More about Astrid Lindgren

Good literature gives the child a place in the world and the world a place in the child.

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