Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

The Swedish government founded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) in 2002 to honour the memory of Astrid Lindgren and to promote interest in children’s and young adult literature around the world.  The award money is SEK 5 million, making it the largest international children’s and young adult literature award in the world. 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. Every year the jury invites nominating bodies from around the world to suggest candidates for the award. Estonian nominating bodies are the Estonian Section of IBBY and the Estonian Writers Union. 

Read more about the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Estonian authors, illustrators and  reading promoters, nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

2019
Piret Raud, kirjanik/author
Ulla Saar, illustraator/illustrator
Leelo Tungal, kirjanik/author
2018
Aino Pervik, kirjanik/author
Piret Raud, kirjanik/author
Ulla Saar, illustraator/illustrator
2017
Piret Raud, kirjanik/author
Kertu Sillaste, illustraator/illustrator
Leelo Tungal, kirjanik/author
2016
Andrus Kivirähk, kirjanik/author
Regina Lukk-Toompere, illustraator/illustrator
Piret Raud, kirjanik/author
2015
Piret Raud, kirjanik/author
Catherine Zarip, illustraator/illustrator
2014
Piret Raud, kirjanik/author
Catherine Zarip, illustraator/illustrator
Leelo Tungal, kirjanik/author
2013
Leelo Tungal, kirjanik/author
2012
Andrus Kivirähk, kirjanik/author
Regina Lukk-Toompere, illustraator/illustrator
Aino Pervik, kirjanik/author
Leelo Tungal, kirjanik/author
2011
Regina Lukk-Toompere, illustraator/illustrator
Aino Pervik, kirjanik/author
Leelo Tungal, kirjanik/author
2010
Regina Lukk-Toompere, illustraator/illustrator
Aino Pervik, kirjanik/author
Leelo Tungal, kirjanik/author
2009
Regina Lukk-Toompere, illustraator/illustrator
Ellen Niit, kirjanik/author
Aino Pervik, kirjanik/author
2008
Regina Lukk-Toompere, illustraator/illustrator
Ellen Niit, kirjanik/author
Aino Pervik, kirjanik/author
2007
Regina Lukk-Toompere, illustraator/illustrator
Ellen Niit, kirjanik/author
Aino Pervik, kirjanik/author
2006
Regina Lukk-Toompere, illustraator/illustrator
Aino Pervik, kirjanik/author
2005
Ellen Niit, kirjanik/author
Eesti Lastekirjanduse Teabekeskus, lugemise edendaja/reading promoter
2004
Ellen Niit, kirjanik/author
Eesti Lastekirjanduse Teabekeskus, lugemise edendaja/reading promoter