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Every year, more than 250 individuals and organisations around the world are nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The candidates are authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters.

Every year, the jury calls for nominations. The nominating organisations must have extensive and in-depth knowledge of children’s and young adult literature. The nominations forms the basis for the jury’s work of finding a laureate who have made a truly significant contribution to children’s and young adult literature or reading promotion. They also play a significant role in developing a knowledge bank for international children’s and young adult literature. 

Important dates

The nomination process for the 2024 award open 15 March, 2023. The final date for submitting nominations is 17 May, 2023.