Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award publishes list of nominees for the 2021 award

by | Oct 28, 2020 | IBBY NEWS

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Many friends of IBBY UK have been nominated for the 2021 award including our nominee Michael Rosen, our own committee member Ken Wilson Max, Beverley Naidoo, and the International Youth Library in Munich.

263 candidates have been nominated by countries and organisations from around the world. The list is a fascinating glimpse of the world’s foremost creators of literature for children and young people, as well as reading promoters and organisations.

The ALMA list contains both living legends and future stars. Their works contain wonderful adventures and everyday observations full of emotion and psychological insight, brilliant visual art and humorous masterpieces. The list also includes reading promotion activities from several continents whose work fulfils a critically important function for the future of children’s literature globally.

“Now more than ever, children and young people need access to literature that puts the world in perspective. The ALMA list has a fantastic breadth, quality and diversity”, says jury chairman Boel Westin.

The new ALMA laureate will be announced on 13 April 2021.