Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Key facts

Sponsors / partners

Swedish Arts Council

Prize money: £430,000

Key dates

Submissions deadline: 15/05/2017
Shortlist announced: 14/10/2017
Winner(s) announced: 30/03/2018

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is presented every year. The award money is SEK 5 million, making it the largest international children’s and young adult literature award in the world. The award total indicates that reading by children and young adults is extremely important. The total is also intended to inspire anyone involved in children’s literature.

The award is presented to authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters. The award may be presented to a single laureate or to several, regardless of language or nationality.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is administered by the Swedish Arts Council.