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Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019

Flemish author Bart Moeyaert has been announced as the laureate of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019.

His large and diverse body of work includes more than 50 titles, ranging from picture books and YA novels to poetry. His books have been translated in more than 20 countries. He also writes television screenplays and stage plays, has translated a number of novels, and teaches creative writing.

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. The award is designed to promote interest in children's and young adult literature and candidates are nominated by institutions and organisations all over the world.

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