17 October 2019 Share
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world's largest award for children's and young adult literature. The award is given annually to a single laureate or to several. Authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters are eligible. The award is designed to promote interest in children's and young adult literature
The laureate of the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will be announced on March 31 in Stockholm and Bologna.
The nomination list includes 237 nominees, of which 49 are new names. The candidates represent all continents and are authors, illustrators, reading promoters and storytellers. 46 % are women, 41 % men and 13 % are organisations. Of all countries represented, the United Kingdom has the highest number of nominees (20). More than a hundred nominating bodies worldwide have proposed candidates for the 2020 award.