From the award ceremony for Jacqueline Woodson in 2018

Double award ceremony in 2021

Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been obliged to postpone the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award ceremony. Originally planned for June 1, 2020, the award ceremony will now take place on May 31 2021. 

We look forward to a double celebration ceremony with our 2020 laureate Baek Heena together with next year’s laureate. Hosting the laureate in Sweden is a yearly event when they share their work with readers, writers, illustrators, school Children and journalists and also take part in events around the country.

Suzi Ersahin, director of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial, says:
− We are of course sad to have to cancel the ceremony, but we really look forward to an extra special event in 2021.