This Ordinance contains the regulations regarding the literary award in memory of Astrid Lindgren.
The literary award will be awarded to authors whose writing has produced literature for children and young people of the highest artistic quality and in the deeply humanistic spirit associated with Astrid Lindgren. The prize may also be awarded to individuals or others who have made a particularly valuable contribution to promoting reading among children and young people. It may also be awarded for storytelling and to illustrators.
The prize may be awarded to one or more recipients. It shall be
awarded irrespective of the recipient's nationality.
It may not be awarded posthumously.
The prize is to be awarded annually. The prize money amounts to five million Swedish kronor.
A special jury at the National Council for Cultural Affairs is responsible for nominating and selecting winners. The jury shall have an office to provide it with administrative support.
The jury shall comply, where applicable, with only the following provisions
contained in the Administrative Procedure Act (1986:223):
- Sections 11 and 12 on disqualification,
- Section 18 on voting.
The Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs may issue
any regulations required for the enforcement of this Ordinance.
Decisions pursuant to this Ordinance may not be appealed.