2018 Astrid Lindgren Award Nominees


Neil Gaiman, Ursula K.Le Guin, Judy Blume and Eric Carle are among the nominees for the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, worth 5 million krona, the world’s largest cash prize for children’s literature.

The award is given to authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters for work “of the highest artistic quality” featuring the “humanistic values” of the late Pippi Longstocking author, for whom the award is named. Lindgren died in 2002 at the age of 94.

The 235 candidates from 60 countries nominated for the 2018 award were named at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 12. The winner will be announced on March 27, 2018.

The list of nominated candidates is presented in alphabetical order following the jump. Links lead to more information, often in the candidate’s own language. (Apologies for the appearance of “?” where WordPress won’t reproduce the appropriate character.)



A & A Book Trust
Organisation
Indien
http://www.aabooktrust.org/

A.C.C.E.S.
Organisation
France
http://www.acces-lirabebe.fr/

Aakeson, Kim Fupz
Author
Denmark

Abdel-Fattah, Randa
Author
Australia
http://www.randaabdelfattah.com/

Abuelas Cuentacuentos: The Storytelling Grandmothers
Organisation
Argentina
http://abuelascuentacuentos.blogspot.se/

Ahlberg, Allan
Author
United Kingdom
https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/allan-ahlberg/23863/

Aisato, Lisa
Author/illustrator
Norway
http://www.aisato.no/

Al Musallam, Abdulaziz
Author
United Arab Emirates
http://kalimat.ae/en/team/abdulaziz-al-musallam/

Albertine
Illustrator
Switzerland
http://www.albertine.ch/

Alemagna, Beatrice
Author/illustrator
Italy
http://www.beatricealemagna.com/

All of Poland Reads to Kids
Organisation
Poland
http://www.allofpolandreadstokids.org/all-of-poland-reads-to-kids

Almario, Virgilio
Author
Philippines

Almond, David
Author
United Kingdom
http://www.walker.co.uk/contributors/David-Almond-5033.aspx

Amanova, Solmaz
Author
Azerbaijan

Andante
Organisation
Portugal

Anderson, Laurie Halse
Author
United States
http://madwomanintheforest.com/

Andruetto, Maria Teresa
Author
Argentina
http://www.teresaandruetto.com.ar/

Arkhipova, Anastasia
Illustrator
Russian Federation
http://bologna2013.litexp.ru/anastasia-arkhipova/

Ask, Lene
Illustrator
Norway
http://leneask.blogspot.se/

Baek, Heena
Illustrator
Republic of Korea
http://storybowl.com/

Bányai, István
Illustrator
United States
http://www.ist-one.com/

Belsvik, Rune
Author
Norway
https://www.cappelendamm.no/forfattere/Rune%20Belsvik-scid:179

Benediktsson, Ævar Þór
Promoter of reading
Iceland
https://www.aevarthor.com/

Biblionef
Organisation
South Africa
http://biblionefsa.org.za/

Biblioteca Th’uruchapitas
Organisation
Bolivia
http://www.librarythuruchapitas.org/web/home/index.php

Blackman, Malorie
Author
United Kingdom
http://www.malorieblackman.co.uk/

Blake, Quentin
Illustrator
United Kingdom
http://www.quentinblake.com/

Blume, Judy
Author
United States
http://www.judyblume.com/

Bondestam, Linda
Illustrator
Finland
http://www.lindabondestam.com/

Book Aid International
Organisation
United Kingdom
http://www.bookaid.org/

Brøgger, Lilian
Illustrator
Denmark
http://www.lilianbroegger.dk/

Budde, Nadia
Author/illustrator
Germany
http://www.nadiabudde.de/

Bunanta, Murti
Promoter of reading
Indonesia
http://www.kpba-murti.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&itemid=14

Carle, Eric
Author/illustrator
United States
http://www.eric-carle.com/home.html

CEDILIJ (Centro de Difusón e Investigación de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil)
Organisation
Argentina

Chambers, Aidan
Author
United Kingdom
http://www.aidanchambers.co.uk/

Chambers, Aidan & Nancy
Promoters of reading
United Kingdom
http://www.thimblepress.co.uk/about.htm

Chaud, Benjamin
Author/illustrator
France
http://imagiervagabond.fr/illustrateurs/benjamin-chaud

Child, Lauren
Author/illustrator
United Kingdom
http://www.milkmonitor.com/

Children’s Book Council
Organisation
Iran
http://www.cbc.ir/en/About.aspx

Children’s Literature New England (CLNE) & The Examined Life (EXL) Organisation
United States
http://www.clne.org/

Cie?lak, Ola
Illustrator
Poland

http://olazbloku.pl/

Cneut, Carll
Illustrator
Belgium

Çocuk Vakf? (Children’s Foundation)
Organisation
Turkey
http://www.cocukvakfi.org.tr/

Cooperativa  Culturale Giannino Stoppani
Organisation
Italy
http://cargocollective.com/gianninostoppani

Csukás, István
Author
Hungary

Dahle, Gro
Author
Norway
https://www.cappelendamm.no/cappelendamm/person/author-detail.action?authorId=sek:person:scid:401

Daly, Niki
Illustrator
South Africa
http://nikidaly.wordpress.com/

Damaschin Popa, Stela
Illustrator
Moldavia

Dashevskaya, Nina
Author
Russian Federation

De schoolschrijver
Organisation
Netherlands
http://www.deschoolschrijver.nl/

Dematons, Charlotte
Illustrator
Netherlands
http://www.lemniscaat.nl/Jeugd/Prentenboeken/auteurs/Charlotte%20%20Dematons

Desnitskaya, Anna
Illustrator
Russian Federation
https://www.behance.net/anya_d

Dezsö, Andrea
Illustrator
United States
http://www.andreadezso.com/

Dobrescu, Irina
Illustrator
Romania
http://www.irina.dobrescu.net/

Douzou, Olivier
Author/illustrator
France
http://www.olivierdouzou.com/

Dubosarsky, Ursula
Author
Australia
http://www.ursuladubosarsky.com/

Eeg, Harald Rosenløw
Author
Norway
http://roseeg.no/?page_id=45

Ekman, Fam
Author/illustrator
Norway
https://nbl.snl.no/Fam_Ekman

Ellis, Deborah
Author
Canada
http://deborahellis.com/

Ellis, Sarah
Author
Canada
http://www.sarahellis.ca/

Erdogan, Fatih
Author
Turkey
http://www.fatiherdogan.com/eng/index.html

Eriksson, Eva
Illustrator
Sweden
http://www.rabensjogren.se/Alfabetiskt/E/Eva-Eriksson/

Eslava, Jorge
Author
Peru
http://jorgeeslava.blogspot.se/

Etana Editions
Organisation
Finland
http://etanaeditions.com/

Fanelli, Sara
Author/illustrator
United Kingdom
http://www.sarafanelli.com/

Fiske, Anna
Illustrator
Norway
http://annafiske.com/

Fombelle, Timothée de
Author
France
http://www.gallimard-jeunesse.fr/Auteur/Timothee-de-Fombelle

Foreman, Michael

Author/illustrator

United Kingdom

http://literature.britishcouncil.org/michael-foreman

Foreningen Laes
Organisation
Norway
http://foreningenles.no/

Fox, Mem
Author
Australia
http://memfox.com/

Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL)
Organisation
United States
http://www.favl.org/

Funke, Cornelia
Author/illustrator
Germany
http://www.corneliafunke.com/en

Gaiman, Neil
Author
United Kingdom
http://www.neilgaiman.com/

Gardner, Sally
Author/illustrator
United Kingdom
http://www.sallygardner.net/

German Nicaraguan Library and the Bibliobús Bertolt Brecht
Organisation
Nicaragua
http://litbase.uil.unesco.org/?menu=4&programme=83&language=en

Gestel, Peter van
Author
Netherlands
http://www.letterenfonds.nl/en/author/129/peter-van-gestel

Gleitzman, Morris
Author
Australia
http://www.morrisgleitzman.com/

Gómez Cerdá, Alfredo
Author
Spain

Gonzales, Maria Teresa Maia
Author
Portugal

Gordon, Gus
Author/illustrator
Australia
http://www.gusgordon.com/

Guleuri, Vasil
Author
Georgia
http://book.gov.ge/en/author/guleuri-vasil-/88

Gunnarsdóttir, Kristín Helga
Author
Iceland
https://www.forlagid.is/hofundar/kristin-helga-gunnarsdottir/

Hadi Mohammadi, Mohammed
Promoter of reading
Iran

Hahn, Daniel
Promoter of reading
United Kingdom
http://www.danielhahn.co.uk/

Hasi?, Zej?ir
Author
Bosnia & Herzegovina
http://djecija-knjiga.ba/products/author/zejcir-hasic

Hasanzadeh, Farhad
Author
Iran
http://www.farhadhasanzadeh.com/en/

Hébert, Marie-Francine
Author
Canada
http://www.quebec-amerique.com/auteurs/marie-francine-hebert.html

Heidelbach, Nikolaus
Illustrator
Germany

Hellgren, Joanna
Author/illustrator
Sweden
http://www.joannahellgren.com/

Herbauts, Anne
Author/illustrator
Belgium

Hillhouse, Joanne C.
Author/Promoter of reading
Antigua & Barbuda
https://jhohadli.wordpress.com/

Hohler, Franz
Author
Switzerland
http://www.franzhohler.ch/

Hole, Stian
Author/illustrator
Norway

Hughes, Shirley
Author/illustrator
United Kingdom
http://www.alfiebooks.co.uk/allaboutshirleyhughes.asp

Hungarian Fairy Tale and Story Museum
Organisation
Hungary
http://www.budapestagent.com/mesemuzeum-story-museum.html

Huseinovi?, Andrea Petrlik
Illustrator
Croatia

Huseinov, Arif
Illustrator
Azerbaijan

Iliopoulos, Vagelis
Author/Promoter of reading
Greece
http://www.vagelisiliopoulos.gr/en/index.html

Indigenous Literacy Foundation
Organisation
Australia
https://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/

Ingpen, Robert
Illustrator
Australia
https://www.walkerbooks.com.au/Authors_and_Illustrators/Robert-Ingpen

International Youth Library
Organisation
Germany
http://www.ijb.de/home.html

Isabayli, Gasham
Author
Azerbaijan

Jensen, Louis
Author
Denmark
http://www.forfatterweb.dk/oversigt/jensenlouis/print_jensenlouis

Jonge, Harm de
Author
Netherlands
http://www.harmdejonge.nl/

Jónsdóttir, Áslaug
Author/illustrator
Iceland
http://aslaugjonsdottir.com/

Judge, Chris
Author
Ireland
http://www.chrisjudge.com/

Juri?, Sonja
Author
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Kaldhol, Marit
Author
Norway
https://samlaget.no/collections/marit-kaldhol

Kalman, Maira
Author/illustrator
United States
http://www.mairakalman.com/

Kasparavicius, Kestutis
Author/illustrator
Lithuania
http://www.kestutiskasparavicius.com/

Katha
Organisation
India
http://www.katha.org/site/

Komagata, Katsumi
Author/illustrator
Japan
http://www.one-stroke.co.jp/english/komagata.html

Krashen, Stephen
Promoter of reading
United States
http://www.sdkrashen.com/

Kršenkovi? Brkovi?, Dragana
Author
Montenegro

Labor Ateliergemeinschaft
Organisation
Germany
http://www.laborproben.de/

Lackfi, János
Author
Hungary
http://www.lackfi-janos.hu/

Lacombe, Benjamin
Illustrator
France
http://www.benjaminlacombe.com/home_e.html

Laird, Elizabeth
Author
United Kingdom
http://www.elizabethlaird.co.uk/

Lampedusa Library
Organisation
Italy
http://www.bibliotecasalaborsa.it/ibby/documenti/23895

Lanagan, Margo
Author
Australia
https://www.allenandunwin.com/authors/l/margo-lanagan

Lavro, Kost
Illustrator
Ukraine
http://ababahalamaha.com.ua/en/Kost%27_Lavro

Le Guin, Ursula
Author
United States
http://www.ursulakleguin.com/

Leeuwen, Joke van
Author/illustrator
Netherlands
http://www.jokevanleeuwen.com/Joke_van_Leeuwen/Home.html

Les Doigts qui rêvent
Organisation
France
http://www.ldqr.org/

Letria, André
Illustrator
Portugal
https://andreletria.pt/

Liao, Jimmy
Author/illustrator
Taiwan
http://www.jimmyspa.com/

Library4all
Organisation
Greece
http://www.library4all.com/

Lindenbaum, Pija
Author/illustrator
Sweden
http://www.illustratorcentrum.se/en/portfolio/pija-lindenbaum/

Lindström, Eva
Author/illustrator
Sweden
http://www.illustratorcentrum.se/en/portfolio/eva-lindstrom/

Louhi, Kristiina
Illustrator
Finland

Lubuto Library Partners
Organisation
Zambia
http://www.lubuto.org/

Luján, Jorge
Author
Argentina

Lynch, P J
Illustrator
Ireland
http://www.pjlynchgallery.com/

Machado, Ana Maria
Author
Brazil
http://www.anamariamachado.com/home

Magorian, Michelle
Author
United Kingdom
http://www.michellemagorian.com/

Maguire, Gregory
Author/Promoter of reading
United States
http://gregorymaguire.com/

Maijala, Marika
Author/illustrator
Finland
https://marikamaijala.squarespace.com/

Masini, Beatrice
Author
Italy

Matsuoka, Kyoko
Promoter of reading
Japan
http://tcl.or.jp/


Meek Spencer, Margaret
Promoter of reading
United Kingdom

Mello, Roger
Author/illustrator
Brazil

Menzatiuk, Zirka
Author
Ukraine

Mesghali, Farshid
Illustrator
Iran
http://www.farshidmesghali.com/

Mhlope, Gcina
Author/oral Storyteller/promoter of reading
South Africa
http://www.gcinamhlophe.co.za/

Mobile Library in Iran
Organisation
Iran

Modan, Rutu
Author/illustrator
Israel

Moeyaert, Bart
Author
Belgium
http://www.bartmoeyaert.com/

Mohammadi, Narges
Illustrator
Iran
http://nargesmohammadi.blogspot.se/

Moradi Kermani, Houshang
Author
Iran

Morden, Daniel
Oral storyteller
United Kingdom

Morpurgo, Michael
Author
United Kingdom
http://www.michaelmorpurgo.com/

Mourlevat, Jean-Claude
Author
France
http://www.jcmourlevat.com/

Muggenthaler, Eva
Author/illustrator
Germany
http://www.eva-muggenthaler.de/

Murail, Marie-Aude
Author
France

Murray, Kirsty
Author
Australia
http://kirstymurray.com/

Naidoo, Beverley
Author
South Africa
http://www.beverleynaidoo.com/

National Library of Greece
Organisation
Greece
http://www.nlg.gr/

Neacsu, Veronica
Illustrator
Romania
http://dumbravacuvulpi.blogspot.se/

Negrin, Fabian
Illustrator
Italy

Neighborhood Bridges
Organisation
United States
http://www.neighborhoodbridges.ca/

Ness, Patrick
Author
United Kingdom
http://patrickness.com/

Nikl, Petr
Author/illustrator
Czech Republic

Nimr, Sonia
Author
Palestine

Nyhus, Svein
Author/illustrator
Norway
http://sveinnyhus.blogspot.se/

Odriozola, Elena
Illustrator
Spain
http://elenaodriozola.blogspot.se/

Paegle, Anita
Illustrator
Latvia
http://anitapaegle.com/

Pardi, Charlotte
Illustrator
Denmark

Parvela, Timo
Author
Finland
http://timoparvela.fi/en/

Pateraki, Giolanda
Author
Greece

Patte, Geneviéve
Promoter of reading
France
https://laissezleslire.com/

Pawlak, Pawel
Illustrator
Poland

Pearson, Luke
Author/illustrator
United Kingdom
http://lukepearson.com/

Pellowski, Anne
Oral storyteller
United States

Pervik, Aino
Author
Estonia
http://www.elk.ee/?profile=688

Petersons, Reinis
Illustrator
Latvia
http://reinispetersons.com/

Petriashvili, Guram
Author
Georgia
http://book.gov.ge/en/author/petriashvili-guram-/17

Pienkowski, Jan
Illustrator
United Kingdom
http://www.janpienkowski.com/home.htm

Pratham Books
Organisation
India
http://prathambooks.org/

Pressler, Mirjam
Author
Germany
http://www.mirjampressler.de/

Pyliotou, Maria
Author
Cyprus
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/376586

Rascal
Author
Belgium

Raud, Piret
Author
Estonia
http://piretraud.edicypages.com/

Read to me!
Organisation
Croatia
http://www.unicef.hr/en/programska_aktivnost/read-to-me/

Read with me
Organisation
Iran
https://khanak.org/en/

Riddell, Chris
Illustrator
United Kingdom
http://www.chrisriddell.co.uk/

Room to Read
Organisation
United States
http://www.roomtoread.org/

Rosing-Asvid, Naja
Author/illustrator
Greenland
http://www.najarosingasvid.dk/

Rozman Roza, Andrej
Author/berättare/Promoter of reading
Slovenia

Ršumovi?, Ljubivoje
Author
Serbia

Russian State Children’s Library
Organisation
Russian Federation

Rørvik, Bjørn
Author
Norway

Saar, Ulla
Illustrator
Estonia
http://www.ullasaar.net/

Samson, Gideon
Author
Netherlands
http://www.gideonsamson.nl/

Samuilov, Viktor
Author
Bulgaria

Satrapi, Marjane
Author/illustrator
France
http://barclayagency.com/site/speaker/marjane-satrapi

Schritter, Istvansch
Illustrator
Argentina
http://www.istvansch.com.ar/

Sedgwick, Marcus
Author
United Kingdom
http://www.marcussedgwick.com/

Sfar, Joann
Author/illustrator
France

Shelley, John
Illustrator
United Kingdom
https://www.jshelley.com/

Shihab Nye, Naomi
Author
United States
http://barclayagency.com/site/speaker/naomi-shihab-nye

Škerl, Peter
Illustrator
Slovenia
http://www.peterskerl.com/

Spiridonova, Julia
Author
Bulgaria

Sta. Romana-Cruz, Neni
Promoter of reading
Philippines

Suzán Prone, Gerardo
Illustrator
Mexico
http://suzanilustrador.blogspot.se/

Szczygielski, Marcin
Author
Poland

Taylor, Mildred

Author

United States

Tellegen, Toon
Author
Netherlands
https://www.queridokinderboeken.nl/auteur/toon-tellegen/

Therkildsen, Lene
Promoter of reading
Greenland
http://milik.gl/om-forlaget/lenetherkildsen/

Tidholm, Anna-Clara
Author/illustrator
Sweden
http://www.alfabeta.se/forfattare/anna-clara-tidholm

Tidholm, Thomas
Author
Sweden
http://www.thomas.tidholm.se/

Tjong-Khing, Thé
Illustrator
Netherlands
http://www.thetjongkhing.nl/

Topuria, Tea
Author
Georgia
http://www.poetrytranslation.org/poets/tea-topuria

Torseter, Øyvind
Illustrator
Norway
https://www.cappelendamm.no/cappelendamm/person/author-detail.action?authorId=sek:person:scid:9556

Torudd, Cecilia
Author/illustrator
Sweden

Tóth, Krisztina
Author
Hungary

Traugot, Alexander
Illustrator
Russian Federation

Trivizas, Eugene
Author
Greece

Tullio Altan, Francesco
Illustrator
Italy

Turtschaninoff, Maria
Author
Finland
https://www.mariaturtschaninoff.com/

Uk-Bae, Lee
Illustrator
Republic of Korea

Wabbes, Marie
Author/illustrator
Belgium
https://www.mariewabbes.com/

Vasko, Anne
Author/illustrator
Finland
http://www.annevasko.com/

Wegelius, Jakob
Author/illustrator
Sweden
http://www.jakobwegelius.com

Welsh-Rabady, Renate
Author
Austria
http://www.goethe.de/kue/lit/prj/kju/aut/sz/wel/enindex.htm

Verplancke, Klaas
Illustrator
Belgium
http://www.klaas.be/

Weve, Sylvia
Illustrator
Netherlands
http://www.sylviaweve.com/?home

Wikland, Ilon
Illustrator
Sweden
http://www.ilon.se/en/index.php

Wild, Margaret
Author
Australia
http://www.thelitcentre.org.au/author/margaret-wild

Wilkón, Józef
Illustrator
Poland
http://culture.pl/pl/tworca/jozef-wilkon

Woodson, Jacqueline
Author
United States
http://www.jacquelinewoodson.com/

Zak, Monica
Author/oral storyteller/promoter of reading
Sweden
http://www.barnensbibliotek.se/F%C3%B6rfattare/ForfattareA%C3%96/zak/tabid/292/Default.aspx

Zhilu, Zhang
Author
China

Zidarov, Lyuben
Illustrator
Bulgaria

Zwerger, Lisbeth
Illustrator
Austria
http://childscapes.com/bookpages/zwerger.html


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  1. I think “krona” is singular. The Swedish plural is “kronor”. (I assume we’re talking Swedish. I hadn’t realized before this year’s Worldcon trip, but at least four countries use the term “kronor” or cognate terms. There are Danish kroner, Norwegian kroner, Icelandic krónur, and Swedish kronor. I needed three for my trip. It made me really appreciate the benefits, at least to tourists, of a common currency.)

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