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Every year, around 250 individuals and organisations from all over 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 list of candidates forms the basis for the jury's work in finding a laureate – and is a valuable source of inspiration for anyone interested in children's and young adult literature.

Important dates

The nomination process for the 2025 award will open on March 11. The final date for submitting nominations is May 15.