The Flemish author Bart Moeyaert is the laureate of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019.
The jury’s citation reads:
Bart Moeyaert’s condensed and musical language vibrates with suppressed emotions and unspoken desires. He portrays relationships at crisis point with a cinematic immediacy, even as his complex narratives suggest new ways forward. Bart Moeyaert’s luminous work underscores the fact that books for children and young people have a self-evident place in world literature.
More info: http://www.alma.se/en/Press/News/News/2019/Laureate-2019/