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Nominated candidates 2022

Have a look through the complete list of nominees for the 2022 award—a full 282 names from 71 countries including some of the world's foremost creators of literature for children and young people, as well as reading promoters.

The candidates are presented in alphabetical order sorted by country. Links lead to external websites with more information about the candidate, often in the candidate's language. Missing someone's website? Email us at literatureaward@alma.se

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Argentina

María Teresa Andruetto, Author
Pablo Bernasconi, Author/Illustrator 
CEDILIJ, Organisation
Jorge Luján, Author
María Wernicke, Author/Illustrator 

Australia

Jeannie Baker, Illustrator
Ursula Dubosarsky, Author
Susanne Gervay, Author
Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Organisation
Robert Ingpen, Author/Illustrator/Storyteller
Margo Lanagan, Author

Austria

Renate Welsh-Rabady, Author
Linda Wolfsgruber, Illustrator
Lisbeth Zwerger, Illustrator

Azerbaijan

Solmaz Amanova, Author

Belgium

Anne Brouillard, Author/Illustrator
Carll Cneut, Illustrator
Gerda Dendooven, Illustrator
Ingrid Godon, Illustrator
Anne Herbauts, Author/Illustrator
Thomas Lavachery, Author
Klaas Verplancke, Author/Illustrator

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bisera Alikadić, Author
Elmira Mekić, Author
Ranko Risojević, Author

Brazil

Roger Mello, Author/Illustrator
André Neves, Author/Illustrator

Bulgaria

Kapka Kaneva, Illustrator
Julia Spiridonova, Author

Cameroon

Christian Epanya, Author/Illustrator

Canada

Isabelle Arsenault, Author/Illustrator
Canadian Children's Book Centre, Organisation
Deborah Ellis, Author
Jacques Goldstyn, Author/Illustrator
Robert Munsch, Author/Illustrator/Storyteller
Eric Walters, Author

Canada/Iran

Nahid Kazemi, Illustrator

Canada/United States

Zetta Elliott, Author/Illustrator
Jon Klassen, Author/Illustrator

China

Gerelchimeg Blackcrane, Author
Cai Gao, Illustrator
Dandangzhe Foundation, Organisation
Qin Wenjun, Author
Xiong Liang, Author/Illustrator
Zhang Qiusheng, Author
Zhang Zhilu, Author

Chile

María José Ferrada, Author

Colombia

Triunfo Arciniegas, Author
Biblioburro (Luis Sorrano), Organisation
Ivar Da Coll, Author/Illustrator
Proyecto Gulliver, Organisation 
Yolanda Reyes, Author
Un trueque de saberes ­Biblioteca Rural Itinerante, Organisation

Demokratic Republic of Congo/United Kingdom

Dominique Mwankumi, Author/Illustrator

Croatia

Dubravka Kolanović, Author

Cyprus

Andri Antoniou, Author
Costas Katsonis, Author/Reading promoter

Czech Republic

Květa Pacovská, Illustrator

Denmark

Kim Fupz Aakeson, Author
Otto Dickmeiss, Illustrator
Marianne Iben Hansen, Author
Dorte Karrebæk, Author/Illustrator
Charlotte Pardi, Illustrator
Jakob Martin Strid, Author/Illustrator

Dominican Republic 

Julia Álvarez, Author/Storyteller

Ecuador

Roger Ycaza, Illustrator

Egypt

Randa El Sawi, Storyteller

Estonia

Kadi Kurema, Illustrator
Viive Noor, Illustrator
Aino Pervik, Author
Marja-Liisa Plats, Illustrator

Finland

Linda Bondestam, Illustrator
Jenny Lucander, Illustrator
Marika Maijala, Author/Illustrator
Sanna Mander, Illustrator
Irmelin Sandman Lilius, Author
Salla Simukka, Author
Maria Turtschaninoff, Author
Anne Vasko, Illustrator

France

Agence quand les livres reliant, Organisation
Gilles Bachelet, Illustrator
Marc Boutavant, Illustrator
Timothée de Fombelle, Author
Bernard Friot, Author
Marie-Aude Murail, Author
François Place, Author/Illustrator
Claude Ponti, Author
François Roca, Illustrator

Georgia

Zaza Abzianidze, Author/Illustrator
Varlam Jmukhadze, Illustrator
Irma Malatsidze, Author/Illustrator/Reading promoter
Nikozi Saint Alexander Okropiridze Art School, Organisation
Tea Topuria, Author
Mariam Tsiklauri, Author

Germany

Kirsten Boie, Author
Nadia Budde, Illustrator
Nikolaus Heidelbach, Illustrator
Internationale Jugendbibliothek, Organisation 
Labor Ateliergemeinschaft, Organisation 
Jens Rassmus, Author/Illustrator
Andreas Steinhöfel, Author

Greece

Diavazontas Megalono, Organisation
Vassilis Papatheodorou, Author/Reading promoter
Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou, Author
Argyro Pipini, Author/Reading promoter

Greenland

Naja Rosing-Asvid, Author/Illustrator
Lene Therkildsen, Reading promoter

Hungary

Judit Berg, Author
Tibor Kárpati, Illustrator

Iceland

Gunnar Helgason, Author/Reading promoter
Brian Pilkington, Illustrator

India

A & A Book Trust, Organisation 
Pratham Books, Organisation 

Indonesia

Kelompok Pencinta Bacaan Anak (KPBA), Organisation

Iran

Feraidoon Amoozadekhalili, Author
Abdolhakim Bahar, Reading promoter
Shahla Eftekhari, Reading promoter
Jamshid Khanian, Author
Mobile Library, Organisation
Houshang Moradi Kermani, Author
Read with me, Organisation 
Mohammad Reza Shams, Author
Aliasghar Seidabadi, Reading promoter
Hamid Reza Shahabadi, Author

Ireland

Roddy Doyle, Author
Marie Louise Fitzpatrick, Author/Illustrator
PJ Lynch, Illustrator

Israel

Rutu Modan, Author/Illustrator

Italy

Chiara Carminati, Author/Reading promoter
Museo della gente della Val Resia, Organisation 
Luigia Negro & Sandro Quaglia, Storytellers
Roberto Piumini, Author
Silent Books Lampedusa, Organisation

Italy/France

Beatrice Alemagna, Author/Illustrator

Japan

Kyoko Matsuoka, Reading promoter
Seizo Tashima, Illustrator

Jordan

Taghrid al-Najjar, Author

Republic of Korea

Kim Jung-mi, Author
Korean Children’s Book Association, Organisation 

Latvia

Anete Melece, Illustrator
Gita Treice, Illustrator

Lebanon/Belgium

Fatima Sharafeddine, Author

Lithuania

Kęstutis Kasparavičius, Author/Illustrator

Mexico

Verónica Murguía, Author

Moldavia

Ion Creanga National Children's Library, Organisation 

Mongolia

Turmunkh Batbayar, Illustrator
Sundui Oyunbadam, Author

Netherlands

De SchrijversCentrale, Organisation
Tonke Dragt, Author/Illustrator
Ted van Lieshout, Author/Illustrator
Gideon Samson, Author
Thé Tjong-Khing, Author/Illustrator

Netherlands/Sweden

Marit Törnqvist, Author/Illustrator

Nicaragua

German Nicaraguan Library and the “Bibliobús Bertolt Brecht”, Organisation 

Nigeria

Atinuke, Author/Storyteller

Norway

Lisa Aisato, Author/Illustrator
Gro Dahle, Author
Anna Fiske, Author/Illustrator
Foreningen !les, Organisation
Ante Mikkel Gaup, Storyteller
Stian Hole, Author/Illustrator
Leser søker bok, Organisation 
Gry Moursund, Author/Illustrator
Svein Nyhus, Author/Illustrator
Bjørn F. Rørvik, Author
Øyvind Torseter, Illustrator
Trøndelag County Library, Organisation

Palestine

Sonia Nimr, Author

Philippines

Virgilio Almario, Author
Neni Sta. Romana Cruz, Reading promoter

Poland

Iwona Chmielewska, Illustrator
Joanna Jagiełło, Author
Daniel de Latour, Illustrator
Aleksandra och Daniel Mizieliński, Author/Illustrator
Paweł Pawlak, Illustrator
Małgorzata Karolina Piekarska, Author
Marcin Szczygielski, Author
Józef Wilkoń, Illustrator

Portugal

Bernardo P. Carvalho, Illustrator
Cristina Carvalho, Author
António Jorge Gonçalves, Illustrator
André Letria, Illustrator
Isabel Minhos Martins, Author
Catarina Sobral, Illustrator

Romania

Florin Bican, Author/Storyteller/Reading promoter
Andrea Kürti, Illustrator
Anamaria Smigelschi, Author/Illustrator
Done Stan, Illustrator

Russian Federation

Anastasia Arkhipova, Illustrator
Mikhail Bychkov, Illustrator
Children's Library named after Sergey Mikhalkov in Krasnoyarsk, Organisation 
Nina Dashevskaya, Author
Julia Gukova, Illustrator
Tatyana Kormer, Illustrator
Kostyor Magazine, Organisation
Svetlana Lavrova, Author
Alexandra Litvina, Author
Alexey Oleynikov, Author
Igor Oleynikov , Illustrator
Russian State Children's Library, Organisation
Saint Petersburg Central City Children’s Library named after Alexander Pushkin, Organisation
Anna Starobinets, Author
Eugenia Sterligova, Illustrator
Anastasia Strokina, Author
Alexander Traugot, Illustrator

Serbia

Olivera Jelkić, Author/Storyteller/Reading promoter
Jasminka Petrović, Author
Ljubivoje Ršumović, Author

Slovenia

Polona Lovšin, Illustrator
Boris A. Novak, Author
Anja Štefan, Author/Storyteller
Ana Zavadlav, Illustrator

South Africa

Book Dash, Organisation 
Niki Daly, Author/Illustrator
Gcina Mhlophe, Author/Storyteller/Reading promoter
Kagiso Lesego Molope, Author

Spain

Bibliotecas Escolares de Galicia, Organisation
Paula Carballeira, Storyteller
Jacqueline Molnár, Illustrator
Elena Odriozola, Illustrator
Jordi Sierra i Fabra, Author

Sudan

Salah Elmur, Illustrator

Sweden

Anna Höglund, Author/Illustrator
Jenny Jägerfeld, Author
Pija Lindenbaum, Author/Illustrator
Eva Lindström, Author/Illustrator
Gunilla Lundgren, Reading promoter
Jan Lööf, Author/Illustrator
Frida Nilsson, Author
Anna-Clara Tidholm, Author/Illustrator
Cecilia Torudd, Author/Illustrator
Jakob Wegelius, Author/Illustrator
Jujja Wieslander, Author
Ilon Wikland, Illustrator

Switzerland

Albertine, Illustrator
Franz Hohler, Author
Catherine Louis, Illustrator
Jürg Obrist, Illustrator
Ingeborg Rotach, Author

Thailand

Cheewan Wisasa, Author

Turkey

Uğur Altun, Illustrator
Aslı Der, Author
Deniz Ucbasaran, Illustrator
Mavisel Yener, Author

Ukraine

Oleksandr Dermanskyi, Author

United Kingdom

Allan Ahlberg, Author
Malorie Blackman, Author
Quentin Blake, Author/Illustrator
Anthony Browne, Author
Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, Organisation 
Aidan Chambers, Author/Reading promoter
Juno Dawson, Author
Gyre & Gimble, Storyteller
Daniel Hahn, Author/Reading promoter
Frances Hardinge, Author
Shirley Hughes, Author/Illustrator
Patrice Lawrence, Author
Patrick Ness, Author
Michael Rosen, Author/Reading promoter/Storyteller
Katherine Rundell, Author
John Shelley, Illustrator
Verna Wilkins, Author

United Kingdom/South Africa

Beverley Naidoo, Author

United States

Elizabeth Acevedo, Author/Storyteller
Laurie Halse Anderson, Author
Kate DiCamillo, Author
Nikki Grimes, Author
Maira Kalman, Author/Illustrator
Stephen Krashen, Reading promoter
David Macaulay, Illustrator
Margaret Read MacDonald, Author/Storyteller
Yuyi Morales, Author/Illustrator
Kadir Nelson, Author/Illustrator
Jason Reynolds, Author
Rick Riordan, Author
Raina Telgemeier, Author/Illustrator
Jack Zipes, Author/läsfrämjare/Storyteller

United States/Kenya

Children"s Literature for Children, Organisation

Zambia

Lubuto Library Partners, Organisation 

Zimbabwe

Ken Wilson-Max, Illustrator