Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature.


Authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters are eligible for the award, which is designed to promote interest in children’s and young adult literature. 

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the foundation of our work.

The Award rewards works or activities of the highest quality but the laureates must also embrace the humanistic values that Astrid Lindgren treasured.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was founded by the Swedish government in 2002 and is administrated by the Swedish Arts Council.


Laureates



Baek Heena (South Korea)


Bart Moeyaert (Belgium)


Jacqueline Woodson (US)


2017
Wolf Erlbruch (Germany)


2016 


2015 
PRAESA, Project for the Study of Alternative Education in Cape Town (South Africa)


2014 
Barbro Lindgren (Sweden)


2013 
Isol (Argentina)


2012 
Guus Kuijer (Netherlands)


2011 
Shaun Tan (Australian)


2010 
 Kitty Crowther (Belgium)


2009 
Tamar Institute for Community Education in Ramallah (Palestine)


2008 
Sonya Hartnett (Australian)


2007 
Banco del Libro (Venezuela)


2006 
Katherine Paterson (US)


2005 
Ryoji Arai (Japan) & Philip Pullman (UK)


2004 
Lygia Bojunga (Brazil)


2003 
Christine Nostlinger (Austrian) & Maurice Sendak (US)

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