The nominations for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award the 2016 were presented today [Oct 15] at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The list includes 215 candidates from 59 countries.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. The award amounts to SEK 5 million and is given annually to a single laureate or to several. 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. An expert jury selects the laureate(s) from candidates nominated by institutions and organizations all over the world. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was founded by the Swedish government in 2002 and is administrated by the Swedish Arts Council.
The laureate or recipients of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016 will be announced on 5 April 2016.
Nominated candidates from Greece are:
Future Library Organisation
Lambrelli, Lily / Author, Story teller
Pateraki, Giolanda / Author
Trivizas, Eugene / Author