2015

197 candidates from 61 countries are nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2015. These were presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 9, 2014.

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The list of nominated candidates is presented in alphabetical order below. Links lead to more information, often in the candidate's own language. The award office does not take responsibility for the correctness of the information on these external sites.

A & A Book Trust
Organisation
India

A.C.C.E.S.
Organisation
France

Aakeson, Kim Fupz
Author
Denmark

AÇEV (Anne Çocuk Eğitim Vakfı)
Organisation
Turkey

Ahlberg, Allan
Author
United Kingdom

Ahmadi, Ahmad Reza
Author
Iran

Albertine
Illustrator
Switzerland

Alemagna, Beatrice
Author/illustrator
Italy

All of Poland Reads to Kids
Organisation
Poland

Almond, David
Author
United Kingdom

Azzopardi, Andreas
Author
Malta

Baek, Heena
Illustrator
Republic of Korea

Baniasadi, Mohammed Ali
Illustrator
Iran

Bányai, István
Illustrator
USA

Berner, Rotraut Susanne
Illustrator
Germany

Biblionef
Organisation
South Africa

Blau, Aljoscha
Author/illustrator
Germany

Botelho, Margarida
Promoter of reading
Portugal

Briggs, Raymond
Author/illustrator
United Kingdom

Bringsværd, Tor Åge
Author
Norway

Bumper - the Children's Book Bus
Organisation
Russian Federation

Bunanta, Murti (nominated with KPBA)
Promoter of reading/oral storyteller
Indonesia

Burgess, Melvin
Author
United Kingdom

Caballero de Cueto, Lilly
Promoter of reading
Peru

Canadian Children's Book Centre
Organisation
Canada

Carle, Eric
Author/illustrator
USA

Centro Internacional del Libro Infantil y Juvenil (CILIJ)
Organisation
Spain

Chambers, Aidan
Author
United Kingdom

Chambers, Aidan and Nancy
Promoters of reading
United Kingdom

Children's Literature New England/The Examined Life
Organisations
USA

Cielena, Mara
Author
Latvia

Cneut, Carll
Illustrator
Belgium

Colfer, Eoin
Author
Ireland

Cooper, Susan
Author
United Kingdom

Cooperativa Culturale Giannino Stoppani
Organisation
Italy

Cowley, Joy
Promoter of reading
New Zealand

Csukás, István
Author
Hungary

Da Coll, Ivar
Author/illustrator
Colombia

Dahle, Gro (nominated with Nyhus, Svein)
Author
Norway

Daly, Niki
Illustrator
South Africa

Dematons, Charlotte
Illustrator
Netherlands

Dodd, Lynley
Author/illustrator
New Zealand

Donya Children's Research Institute
Organisation
Iran

Douzou, Olivier
Author/illustrator
France

Dubočanin, Alija Hasagić
Author
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dubosarsky, Ursula
Author
Australia

Eeg, Harald Rosenløw
Author
Norway

Ekman, Fam
Author/illustrator
Norway

Ellis, Sarah
Author
Canada

Eriksson, Eva
Illustrator
Sweden

Erlbruch, Wolf
Illustrator
Germany

Fanelli, Sara
Author/illustrator
Italy

Foreman, Michael
Author/illustrator
United Kingdom

Fox, Mem
Author
Australia

Gaiman, Neil
Author
United Kingdom/USA

Geelen, Harrie
Author/illustrator
Netherlands

Gestel, Peter van
Author
Netherlands

Givargizov, Arthur
Author
Russian Federation

Gleeson, Libby
Author
Australia

Gleitzman, Morris
Author
Australia/United Kingdom

Godon, Ingrid
Illustrator
Belgium

Godtfredsen, Nuka
Author
Greenland

Goldouzian, Ali Reza
Illustrator
Iran

Grobler, Piet
Illustrator
South Africa

Grähs, Gunna
Illustrator
Sweden

Gunnarsdóttir, Kristín Helga
Author
Iceland

Gwang, So Yong
Promoter of reading/oral storyteller
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Göknil, Can
Author/Illustrator
Turkey

Hallworth, Grace
Author/oral storyteller
United Kingdom

Hamelin Associazione Culturale
Organisation
Italy

Hébert, Marie-Francine
Author
Canada

Hellsing, Lennart
Author
Sweden

Helmsdal, Rakel
Author
Faroe Islands

Herbauts, Anne
Author/illustrator
Belgium

Hughes, Shirley
Author/illustrator
United Kingdom

Iličić, Jagoda
Author
Bosnia and Herzegovina

International Youth Library
Organisation
Germany

Jonge, Harm de
Author
Netherlands

Jónsdóttir, Áslaug
Author/illustrator
Iceland

Kaldhol, Marit
Author
Norway

Kalman, Maira
Author/illustrator
USA

Karray, Raouf
Illustrator
Tunisia

Karrebæk, Dorte
Illustrator
Denmark

Kasparavicius, Kestutis
Author/illustrator
Lithuania

Katha
Organisation
India

Kelompok Pecinta Bacaan Anak (KPBA)
Organisation
Indonesia

Kintsurashvili, Sophia
Illustrator
Georgia

Komagata, Katsumi
Author/illustrator
Japan

Kršenković Brković, Dragana
Author
Montenegro

Kunnas, Mauri
Author/illustrator
Finland

Lampedusa Library
Organisation
Italy

Lapeña-Bonifacio, Amelia
Author
Philippines

Lavachery, Thomas
Author
Belgium

Le Guin, Ursula
Author
USA

Letterbox Library
Organisation
United Kingdom

Liao, Jimmy
Author/illustrator
Taiwan

Lieshout, Ted van
Author
Netherlands

Lindström, Eva
Author/illustrator
Sweden

Lipsky, Vladimir
Author
Belarus

Lubaev, Sergey
Illustrator
Russian Federation

Lubuto Library Project
Organisation
Zambia

Luján, Jorge
Author
Argentina

Lööf, Jan
Illustrator
Sweden

Magallanes, Alejandro
Author/illustrator
Mexico

Marek, Veronika
Author/illustrator
Hungary

Masini, Beatrice
Author
Italy

Matsuoka, Kyoko
Promoter of reading
Japan

Meek Spencer, Margaret
Promoter of reading
United Kingdom

Mello, Roger
Illustrator
Brazil

Mesghali, Farshid
Illustrator
Iran

Mirhadi, Touran
Promoter of reading
Iran

Modan, Rutu
Author/illustrator
Israel

Moeyaert, Bart
Author
Belgium

Morpurgo, Michael
Author
United Kingdom

Mota, António
Author
Portugal

Mourlevat, Jean-Claude
Author
France

Moursund, Gry
Illustrator
Norway

Muggenthaler, Eva
Author/illustrator
Germany

Municipi Lector
Organisation
Spain

Murail, Marie-Aude
Author
France

Naidoo, Beverley
Author
South Africa

National Reading Rooms Program
Organisation
Mexico

Negrin, Fabian
Illustrator
Italy

Ness, Patrick
Author
United Kingdom

Nikl, Petr
Author/illustrator
Czech Republic

Nopola, Sinikka and Tiina
Authors
Finland

Nyhus, Svein (nominated with Dahle, Gro)
Illustrator
Norway

Odriozola, Elena
Illustrator
Spain

Oleinikov, Igor
Illustrator
Russian Federation

Olujić, Grozdana
Author
Serbia

Ottley-Mitchell, Carol
Author
Saint Kitts and Nevis

Paljetak, Luko
Author
Croatia

Pardi, Charlotte
Illustrator
Denmark

Parvela, Timo
Author
Finland

Pateraki, Giolanda
Author
Greece

Patte, Geneviève
Promoter of reading
France

Pellowski, Anne
Oral storyteller
USA

Petersons, Reinis
Illustrator
Latvia

Petrovits-Andrutsopulou, Loty
Author
Greece

Piekarska, Malgorzata Karolina
Author
Poland

Pienkowski, Jan
Illustrator
United Kingdom/Poland

Pkhakadze, Tamar
Author
Georgia

Place, Francois
Illustrator
France

PRAESA
Organisation
South Africa

Pratham Books
Organisation
India

Pressler, Mirjam
Author
Germany

Rahmandoost, Mostafa
Author
Iran

Rascal
Oral storyteller
Belgium

Raud, Piret
Author
Estonia

Rex, Christian F.
Illustrator
Greenland

Richter, Jutta
Author
Germany

Rosen, Michael
Author
United Kingdom

Rosoff, Meg
Author
United Kingdom

Ršumović, Ljubivoje
Author
Serbia

Rönns, Christel
Illustrator
Finland

Sandman Lilius, Irmelin
Author/illustrator
Finland

Satrapi, Marjane
Author/illustrator
France/Iran

Schroeder, Binette
Illustrator
Germany

Sierra i Fabra, Jordi
Author
Spain

Sís, Peter
Illustrator
USA

Solberg, Lisa Aisato N'jie
Author/illustrator
Norway

Sta Romana-Cruz, Neni
Author/Promoter of reading
Philippines

Stark, Ulf
Author
Sweden

Stepančič, Damijan
Illustrator
Slovenia

Storyteller Grandmothers Program
Organisation
Argentina

Stoutt,  Elmore
Oral storyteller
British Virgin Islands

Strid, Jakob Martin
Illustrator
Denmark

Tai Wisdom Association
Organisation
Thailand

Tara Books
Organisation
India

Tasnádi, István
Author
Hungary

Tiainen, Marja-Leena
Author
Finland

Tidholm, Anna-Clara
Author/illustrator
Sweden

Tidholm, Thomas
Author
Sweden

Topuria, Tea
Author
Georgia

Torseter, Øyvind
Illustrator
Norway

Touma, Nadine
Author
Lebanon

Trivizas, Eugene
Author
Greece

Tulika Publishers
Organisation
India

Tullio Altan, Fransesco
Illustrator
Italy

Törnqvist, Marit
Illustrator
Netherlands

Ungerer, Tomi
Author/illustrator
France

Wabbes, Marie
Author/illustrator
Belgium

Valckx, Catharina
Author/illustrator
Netherlands

Vangheli, Spiridon
Author
Moldavia

Verplancke, Klaas
Illustrator
Belgium

Vidmar, Janja
Author
Slovenia

Wiesner, David
Illustrator
USA

Wikland, Ilon
Illustrator
Sweden

Voulgari, Sassa
Oral storyteller
Greece

Vuori, Julia
Illustrator
Finland

Yep, Laurence
Author
USA

Zabala, Javier
Illustrator
Spain

Zak, Monica
Author/Oral storyteller/Promoter of reading
Sweden

Zarip, Catherine
Illustrator
Estonia

Zei, Alki
Author
Greece