58th edition
14-17 June 2021

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) 2018

The world’s largest award for children and young adult literature to be announced on March 27

Welcome to cover the announcement of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) 2018 on March 27 at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair at the Illustrator’s Café.


12.45 pm: Welcome by Helen Sigeland, Director at the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Speech by Robert Rydberg, Ambassador of Sweden to Italy.

13.00 pm: The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018 is announced by Jury Chair Boel Westin through live broadcast from Stockholm. The announcement is followed by a short presentation of the laureate (s) by the jury present at the Illustrator’s Café.

13.45 pm: A celebratory toast in the ALMA stand 46 in Hall 21.


Jury representatives will be available for interviews and the award office can provide journalists, if possible, with contact information for people and organisations with expert knowledge about this year’s laureate(s). For interviews and contact details, please contact Communications Officer Mariella Kucer.

Press package
Photos, videos and press releases in various languages will be available in our press room https://www.mynewsdesk.com/alma during the afternoon on March 27. The announcement is also broadcast live on www.alma.se/en

More information

Mariella Kucer, Communications Officer

Phone: +46 (0)76 5401017

E-mail: mariella.kucer@alma.se


The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world's largest prize for children's and young adult literature. The award, which amounts to SEK 5 million, is awarded annually to a single recipient or to several. Authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and those active in reading promotion may be rewarded. The award is designed to promote interest in children's and young adult literature, and in children's rights, globally. An expert jury selects the winners from candidates nominated by institutions and organisations worldwide. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is administered by the Swedish Arts Council.