Jury Chairman Boel Westin. Photo: Stefan Tell

Announcement 2018

The countdown has started. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018 is to be announced on 27 March. The award ceremony takes place in Stockholm Concert Hall on 28 May.

For this year’s award, 235 candidates from 60 countries are nominated. The list of candidates is available here.

The announcement of the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) takes place Tuesday March 27th 1:00 pm CET at Filmhuset (The Film House) in Stockholm. Jury Chairman Boel Westin will announce the laureate of 2018 and Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister for Culture and Democracy in Sweden is giving a speech. The announcement will be followed by a presentation of the laureate by the jury.

Follow the announcement live here on the web site and in Bologna Children's Book Fair, the leading international book fair for children and young people.

The announcement is dedicated for press and invited guests.

Would you like to get press accreditation? Please contact

Mariella Kucer, Communications Officer
Phone: +46 76 540 10 17
E-mail: mariella.kucer@alma.se