2024 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Nominees

A total of 245 candidates from 68 countries have been nominated for the 2024 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest children’s literature award (SEK 5M, $513,000). They include children’s book creators and reading promoters from around the world.

Again this year there are no candidates from the Russian Federation, a fact which is unaddressed in the press release. (Two years ago there were 17.)

The laureate will be announced on April 9, 2024.

The list of nominees follows the jump.

The candidates are presented in alphabetical order sorted by country. Links lead to external websites with more information about the candidate, often in the candidate’s language.

AFGHANISTAN

Sayyed Nader Musavi, Reading promoter

ALBANIA

Stavri Pone, Author

ARGENTINA

Argentine Association of Children’s and Young Adult Literature (ALIJA), Organisation
Andrea Ferrari, Author
Jorge Luján, Author
Sandra Siemens, Author

AUSTRALIA

Ursula Dubosarsky, Author
Susanne Gervay, Author
Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Organisation

AUSTRIA

Lena Raubaum, Author
Michael Roher, Author/Illustrator
Linda Wolfsgruber, Illustrator

AZERBAIJAN

Solmaz Amanova, Author
Reyhan Yusifqizi Shikhlinskaya, Author

BELGIUM

Anne Brouillard, Author
Carll Cneut, Illustrator
Gerda Dendooven, Author/Illustrator
Ingrid Godon, Illustrator
Anne Herbauts, Author/Illustrator
Tom Schamp, Illustrator
Klaas Verplancke, Author/Illustrator

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Fahrudin Kučuk, Author
Bajruzin Hajro Planjac, Reading promoter

BRAZIL

Roger Mello, Author/Illustrator

BULGARIA

Stella Dreis, Illustrator
Iassen Ghiuselev, Illustrator
Luba Haleva, Illustrator

CANADA

Isabelle Arsenault, Author/Illustrator
Deborah Ellis, Author
Stéphane Poulin, Illustrator

CANADA/IRAN

Nahid Kazemi, Illustrator

CANADA/UNITED STATES

Zetta Elliott, Author/Illustrator
Jon Klassen, Author/Illustrator

CHILE

María José Ferrada, Author

CHINA

Gerelchimeg Blackcrane, Author
Dandangzhe Foundation, Organisation
Huang Beijia, Author
Jin Bo, Author
Qin Wenjun, Author
Xiong Liang, Author/Illustrator
Zhu Chengliang, Illustrator
Zhu Yongxin, Reading promoter

COLOMBIA

Biblioburro (Luis Sorrano), Organisation
Bibliotecas Rurales Itinerantes, Organisation
Ivar Da Coll, Illustrator
Gloria Cecilia Díaz, Author
Proyecto Gulliver, Organisation
Yolanda Reyes, Author

CÔTE D’IVOIRE/FRANCE

Veronique Tadjo, Author/Illustrator
Marguerite Abouet, Author

CROATIA

Sanja Pilić, Author

CUBA

Teresa Cárdenas, Author/Storytelling

CYPRUS

Kyriakos Margharitis, Author
Maria Michaelidou, Reading promoter

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO/UNITED KINGDOM

Dominique Mwankumi, Author/Illustrator

DENMARK

Bibliotekernes Sprogspor, Organisation
Otto Dickmeiss, Illustrator
Cecilie Eken, Author
Cato Thau-Jensen, Illustrator
Jesper Wung-Sung, Author

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC/UNITED STATES

Julia Alvarez, Author/Storytelling

ECUADOR

Roger Ycaza, Illustrator

EGYPT

Randa El Sawi, Author/Storytelling

ESTONIA

Andrus Kivirähk , Author
Anne Pikkov, Illustrator

FAROE ISLANDS

Dánial Hoydal, Author
Bárður Oskarsson, Author/Illustrator
Annika Øyrabø, Illustrator

FINLAND

Linda Bondestam, Author/Illustrator
Siri Kolu, Author
Jenny Lucander, Illustrator
Marika Maijala, Author/Illustrator
Marika Maijala, Illustrator
Oodi (Helsinki Central Library), Organisation
Salla Simukka, Author
Maria Turtschaninoff, Author

FRANCE

Gael Aymon, Author
Gilles Bachelet, Illustrator
Marc Boutavant, Illustrator
Marion Brunet, Author
Marie Desplechin, Author
Timothée de Fombelle, Author
Lis avec moi, Organisation
Flore Vesco, Author

GEORGIA

Givi Chighvinadze, Author
Vaso Guleuri, Author/Reading promoter/Storytelling
Giorgi Jincharadze, Illustrator
Tatia Nadareishvili, Author/Illustrator
Nikozi Saint Alexander Okropiridze Art School, Organisation

GERMANY

Jutta Bauer, Illustrator
Nikolaus Heidelbach, Illustrator
Internationale Jugendbibliothek München, Organisation
Andreas Steinhöfel, Author
Mehrdad Zaeri, Illustrator

GREECE

Diavazontas Megalono, Organisation
Vagelis Iliopoulos, Author
Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou, Author

ICELAND

Sigrún Eldjárn , Author/Reading promoter
Linda Ólafsdóttir, Illustrator

INDIA

Pratham Books, Organisation

IRAN

Jamal Akrami, Author
Reza Dalvand, Author/Illustrator
Alireza Goldouzian, Illustrator
Farhad Hasanzadeh, Author
Abbas Jahangirian, Author
Farmehr Monjezi, Reading promoter
Houshang Moradi Kermani, Author
Read With Me, Organisation
Ali Asghar Seidabadi, Reading promoter

IRELAND

Jane Mitchell, Author
Áine Ní Ghlinn, Author
Dave Rudden, Author
Patricia Forde, Author

ITALY

Luigia Negro & Sandro Quaglia, Storytelling
Chiara Carminati, Author
Museo della gente della Val Resia, Organisation
Roberto Piumini, Author
Silent Books Lampedusa, Organisation

ITALY/FRANCE

Beatrice Alemagna, Author/Illustrator

JAPAN

Rumiko Takahashi, Author/Illustrator
Seizo Tashima, Illustrator
Tokyo Children’s Library, Organisation

LITHUANIA

Kęstutis Kasparavičius, Author/Illustrator

MALAYSIA

Nor Azhar Ishak, Illustrator/Reading promoter/Storytelling
Emila Yusof, Illustrator

MEXICO

María Baranda, Author
Verónica Murguía, Author
Claudia Navarro, Illustrator
Gabriel Pacheco, Illustrator
Martha Riva Palacio Obón, Author
Margarita Robleda Moguel, Author/Reading promoter/Storytelling

MOLDAVIA

Ion Creanga National Children’s Library, Organisation

MONGOLIA

Sundui Oyunbadam, Author

MONTENEGRO

Kristina Radojicic, Author

NETHERLANDS

De Schrijverscentrale, Organisation
Tonke Dragt, Author/Illustrator
Bibi Dumon Tak, Author
Philip Hopman, Illustrator

NETHERLANDS/SWEDEN

Marit Törnqvist, Author/Illustrator/Reading promoter

NEW ZEALAND

Gavin Bishop, Author/Illustrator

NICARAGUA

Libros para Niños, Organisation

NICARAGUA/GERMANY

German Nicaraguan Library and the Bibliobús Bertolt Brecht, Organisation

NIGERIA/UNITED KINGDOM

Atinuke, Author/Storytelling

NORWAY

Gro Dahle, Author
Mari Kanstad Johnsen, Illustrator
Leser søker bok, Organisation
Svein Nyhus, Author/Illustrator
Bjørn F. Rørvik, Author
Arne Svingen, Author/Reading promoter
Øyvind Torseter, Illustrator
Uprisen, Organisation
Ante Mikkel Gaup, Storytelling

NORWAY/SWEDEN

Anna Fiske, Author/Illustrator

PAKISTAN

Alif Laila Book Bus Society (ALBBS), Organisation

PALESTINE

Sonia Nimr, Author/Storytelling

PHILLIPINES

CANVAS (The Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development), Organisation

POLAND

Iwona Chmielewska, Illustrator
Joanna Jagiełło, Author
Daniel de Latour, Illustrator
Małgorzata Karolina Piekarska, Author
Marcin Szczygielski, Author
Wojciech Widłak, Author/Reading promoter
Józef Wilkoń, Author

PORTUGAL

Bernardo P. Carvalho, Author/Illustrator
António Jorge Gonçalves, Illustrator
André Letria, Illustrator
David Machado, Author
Mariana Rio, Illustrator
Catarina Sobral, Illustrator
José Vaz, Author

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Korean Children’s Book Association, Organisation
Suzy Lee, Author/Illustrator
Lee Young-kyoung, Illustrator
Yoo Eun-sil, Author

ROMANIA

Anamaria Smigelschi, Author/Illustrator
Done Stan, Illustrator

SERBIA

Olivera Jelkić, Author/Reading promoter/Storytelling
Ljubivoje Ršumović, Author

SLOVENIA

Jana Bauer, Author
Peter Skerl, Illustrator
Ana Zavadlav, Illustrator

SOUTH AFRICA

Biblionef South Africa, Organisation
Book Dash, Organisation
Niki Daly, Author/Illustrator
Gcina Mhlope, Reading promoter/Storytelling

SOUTH AFRICA/CANADA

Kagiso Lesego Molope, Author

SPAIN

Fina Casalderrey, Author
Elena Odriozola, Illustrator

SWEDEN

Emma Adbåge, Author/Illustrator
Anna Höglund, Author/Illustrator
Jenny Jägerfeld, Author
Pija Lindenbaum, Author
Sara Lundberg, Author/Illustrator
Läsrörelsen, Organisation
Frida Nilsson, Author
Sven Nordqvist, Author/Illustrator
Anna-Clara Tidholm, Author/Illustrator
Cecilia Torudd, Author/Illustrator
Jakob Wegelius, Author/Illustrator
Monica Zak, Author/Reading promoter/Storytelling

SWITZERLAND

Katja Alves, Author
Käthi Bhend, Illustrator
Franz Hohler, Author
Catherine Louis, Illustrator

TAIWAN

Jimmy Liao, Illustrator

TURKEY

Bütün Çocuklar Bizim Dernegi, Organisation
Ege Çagdas Egitim Vakfi (EÇEV), Organisation
OKUYAY, Organisation

UKRAINE

Ivan Andrusiak, Author
Sashko Dermanskyi, Author
International Book Arsenal Festival, Organisation
Halyna Vdovychenko, Author

UNITED KINGDOM

Allan Ahlberg, Author
David Almond, Author
Malorie Blackman, Author
Quentin Blake, Author/Illustrator
Bookmark Reading Charity, Organisation
Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, Organisation
Aidan Chambers, Author/Reading promoter
Lauren Child, Author/Illustrator
Juno Dawson, Author
Julia Donaldson, Author
Neil Gaiman, Author
Frances Hardinge, Author
Margaret Jones, Illustrator
Elle McNicoll, Author
Alice Oseman, Author/Illustrator
Michael Rosen, Author/Reading promoter/Storytelling
Katherine Rundell, Author
Verna Wilkins, Author

UNITED KINGDOM/SOUTH AFRICA

Beverley Naidoo, Author

UNITED STATES

A Book a Day, Organisation
Elisabeth Acevedo, Author/Storytelling
LeVar Burton, Reading promoter
Oliver Chin, Author
R. Gregory Christie, Illustrator
Kate DiCamillo, Author
Malinda Lo, Author
Christopher Myers, Author/Illustrator/Reading promoter
Room to Read, Organisation
Carole Boston Weatherford, Author

UNITED STATES/IRAN

Rashin Kheiriyeh, Author/Illustrator

ZAMBIA

Lubuto Library Partners, Organisation

ZIMBABWE/UNITED KINGDOM

Ken Wilson-Max, Author

3 thoughts on “2024 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Nominees

  1. Hello madam/sir my name is Rosunally Ahmad Nazil (Nazal) I am a writer illutrator melodies composer and publisher of children’s books since 35 years. I live in Mauritius Republic. Through the Mauritius National Library i have participated in the Astrid Lindgren children’s literary competition 2024. Unfortunately i do not see my name listed in the selection. Please help me to know why. Thanks you

  2. Your name does not appear in the official press release. No entry from Mauritius is listed in it. Perhaps you should contact the award organization.

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