A young person who reads a book today takes that book into tomorrow, is shaped and influenced by the work, learns from it, remembers it, holds it inside. And because this happens to books written for the young children's and young adult literature is important - more important, one could argue, than writing for adults.

Isol beeing interviewed during the award week. Photo: Stefan Tell


The aim of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is to stenghten and increase public interest in children's and young adult literature.

We are happy to provide you with contacts and expertise on the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, laureates, our work or any other aspect of children’s and young adult literature.

Press releases, images and videos are communicated through our pressroom at Mynewsdesk. Images in high resolution are available at the ALMA image page at Mynewsdesk.

The material can be used free of charge in contexts describing the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Astrid Lindgren and laureates or nominees. For other use, please contact the award office.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award may be abbreviated ALMA.

Press contact:

Mariella Kucer
Communications Officer
Phone: +46 (0) 8 519 264 17
E-mail: mariella.kucer@alma.se