1. The jury's assembly
The jury for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award comprises 12 members. They, and the chairperson, are appointed by the Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs.
2. The jury's area of responsibility
The jury reviews nominations for the literature award and selects the winner or winners of the prize.
3. The jury's tasks
The jury appoints the bodies that can nominate candidates of the award.
The list of nominating bodies is reviewed annually and should be ratified at least six months before the nominating period expires.
The jury also has the right to make its own nominations. Members of the jury make suggestions which are then decided upon within the jury.
The jury sets the rules for the nominating bodies and its own nominations.
The jury ratifies a publicly available list of all nominations, including its own.
The jury reviews all nominations, makes selections and divides tasks among its members.
The jury has control over its own committee meetings as well as the number and frequency of the meetings.
4. The winner of the literature award
The jury selects one or several recipients of the award and divides the prize money.
After consulting the administrative director, the chairperson sends a written invitation to a jury meeting at least one week in advance. The agenda and additional information are included in the invitation.
The members may also call a meeting. If at least four members request a meeting, the administrative director will call a meeting within one month.
Members that cannot attend a meeting in person may participate via telephone, video conferencing or another suitable method.
The jury can make a binding decision only when at least eight members are in attendance. Each member has one vote.
Provisions of the administration laws (1986:223), paragraphs 11 and 12 on conflicts of interest and paragraph 18 on voting, are valid for the jury when applicable.
8. Meeting officials
The chairperson holds the meeting. When the chairperson is absent the members in attendance choose a temporary chairperson for that meeting.
The meeting can summon employees from the office of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award or others from the Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs. People summoned may comment but may not take part in the jury's deliberations or decisions.
At the first meeting of the start of the nomination round, the jury chooses a permanent minutes secretary and an alternative for the entire round of nominations.
The minutes from the meetings are checked by a person assigned at each meeting.
Decisions are reported in the minutes of each meeting. The amended minutes are sent out as soon as possible after a meeting. While waiting for updated minutes, original minutes may be delivered to the members.
These work process came into effect on December 9, 2003.
Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs