Illustration: Ida Björs

Nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019 to be announced

The candidates for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019 will be presented on October 11th at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The nominees are authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and promoters of reading who have been suggested by more than 100 nomination bodies from around the world with in-depth knowledge about children's and young adult literature.

Welcome to join us on Thursday October 11th at 5 pm at the Frankfurt Kids Stage, Foyer 5.1 / 6.1.

The programme starts at 5 pm:

  • Welcome by Gabi Rauch-Kneer, Vice President of Frankfurter Buchmesse
  • A presentation of the 2018 ALMA laureate Jacqueline Woodson by professor Boel Westin, chairman of the jury, and Maria Lassén-Seger, Assistant Professor and jury member
  • Special guest: Kitty Crowther, illustrator and ALMA laureate 2010
  • Boel Westin, chairman of the jury, reveals the candidates for the 2019 award
  • Helen Sigeland, Director of ALMA, about upcoming events

Moderator: Marcel Plagemann

06.00 pm Reception

The nomination list of 2019 will be available here on the webplage shortly after the programme. The 2019 ALMA laureate will be announced on April 2nd.