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Announcing a new laureate

For the 2023 award, 251 candidates from 64 countries have been nominated. The new laureate will be announced on March 7 in a live program from Stockholm and at the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

ALMA Jury Chair Boel Westin will announce the 2023 laureate on March 7. Photo: Susanne Kronholm

Welcome to the 2023 announcement! Watch it live here on (link to come) or join us on site in Stockholm and Bologna.


March 7, at 13:00 CET, Foajé 3, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern (media and by invitation only)
Speech by Swedish Minister for Culture Parisa Liljestrand followed by Jury Chair Boel Westin who will announce the 2023 laureate. A presentation of the laureate will follow by jury member Balsam Karam. The event will be hosted by Athena Farrokhzad. 

Bologna Childrens Book Fair:

March 7, at 12:45 CET, Illustrators Café
Welcome by Kajsa Ravin, Director General of the Swedish Arts Council, and speech by Maria Åkerlund De Francisco, Counsellor at the Embassy of Sweden in Rome, before the live broadcast of the announcement in Stockholm. A presentation of the laureate will follow by jury member Katarina Eriksson Barajas.

Media inquiries

For press accreditation for the announcement in Stockholm or Bologna, please contact Communications Officer André Vifot Haas. Images and films will be available in our international newsroomshortly after the announcement.