Nominees nominees who could claim the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Literature Prize 2021 are now posted on alma.se. The ALMA List is one of the most complete lists for children’s book creators and reading promoters in the world. Of the 263 names on the list, Sweden has fourteen candidates. Next year winners will be announced on April 13th.
Now more than ever, children and young people need access to literature that sets the world in perspective. The chair of the jury says the ALMA roster is remarkable breadth, quality and variety Boyle Westin.
Next year nominations will be held 263 Candidates from 69 Countries, of which 69 are completely new to the list. For those who want to keep up with the world’s children and youth literature, the list is invaluable.
– The ALMA roster contains everything from living legends to the greats of tomorrow. The nominees’ works contain fantastic adventures, daily notes full of emotion and psychological insight, fantastic visual arts, and humorous masterpieces, says jury member and author. Martin Sandin.
The list also includes reading promotion activities on many continents whose work can do an important job when it comes to getting new ideas.
Reading promotion activities are something that cannot stand still, you need to constantly renew yourself. In this way, the list can be used as inspiration for concrete work, says a jury member Anika Adlund She works as a Children’s Librarian at Grubbe Library in Umeå on a daily basis.
Countries with the most candidates:
1- United Kingdom (20)
2- Sweden (14)
3- Norway (12)
Iran / France / Russia / USA (10)
5. Netherlands / Portugal / Germany (7)
Over a hundred international nominating organizations have nominated candidates for the 2021 Prize. The mission of the ALMA jury is now to evaluate and balance art and activities against one another.
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