Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

 

The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling is proud to be a nominating body for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature, which we have been doing since 2011.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is presented every year. The award total is SEK 5 million, making it the biggest international children’s and young adult literature award in the world. The award total indicates that reading by children and young adults is extremely important. The total is also intended to inspire those involved in this field.

The award is presented to authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and those active in reading promotion work. The award may be presented to a single recipient or to several, regardless of language or nationality.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is administered by the Swedish Arts Council.

To find out more about the award please visit the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award website.

 

The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling Nominations:

 

  • 2017 Neighbourhood Bridges (Organisation) and Elizabeth Laird (Storyteller / Author), Daniel Morden (Storyteller / Author).
  • 2016 Grace Hallworth (Author / Storyteller), Raymond Briggs (Author / Illustrator) and Veronika Marek (Author).
  • 2015 Grace Hallworth (Author / Storyteller), Raymond Briggs (Author / Illustrator) and Veronika Marek (Author).
  • 2014 Mary Medlicott (Storyteller / Author).
  • 2013 Jim Sells (Promoter of Reading) and Liz Weir (Storyteller / Author).
  • 2012 Jim Sells (Promoter of Reading) and Liz Weir (Storyteller / Author).