Shaun Tan and Diana Wynne Jones have made the shortlist for the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Literature Award. It is the world’s largest prize for children’s and young adult literature, amounting to SEK 5 million (over 700,000 US dollars). It is given annually to promote interest in children’s and young adult literature, and in children’s rights, around the globe. A jury selects the winner. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is administered by the Swedish Arts Council.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]