• 28-MAR-2017

  • SOURCE: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

The world’s largest award (EUR 570 000) for children and young adult literature to be announced on April 4

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The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world's largest award for children's and young adult literature. The prize, which amounts to EUR 570 000, is awarded annually to a single recipient or to several. Previous laureates include Philip Pullman (2005), Kitty Crowther (2010), Barbro Lindgren (2014), and Maurice Sendak (2003). Last year’s laureate was the American author Meg Rosoff.

For this year’s award, 226 candidates from 60 countries are nominated. The list of nominated candidates is available here​.

Alice Bah Kuhnke, Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy is giving a speech and Jury Chairman Boel Westin will announce the laureate of 2017 on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 12:45pm CEST at the National Library in Stockholm, Sweden. The announcement will be followed by a presentation of the laureate by the jury.

Footage and images

Content, along with press releases, will be available on www.thenewsmarket.com on April 4th from 14:00 CEST onwards and throughout the day:
  • Audio recording of the phone call to the laureate
  • Broadcast-quality b-roll of the announcement
  • Soundbites / interviews with the Jury Chairman and the 2017 laureate
  • High-resolution still images of the event
  • In addition: images and video from theBologna Children’s Book Fair where the announcement will be broadcasted live
Live broadcast

We are also able to offer media outlets the opportunity to broadcast the event live on their webpage via an embed code. If interested, please let us know by replying to this email or by contacting us at media.relations@thenewsmarket.com or +44 (0) 20 7612 3991.

For media interviews

To enquire about media interviews, please contact Mariella Kucer, ALMA Communications Officer at mariella.kucer@alma.se or +46 8 519 264 17 / +46 76 540 10 17.