Yayyyyyy! We've been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. This year's nomination list contains the names of 226 candidates from 60 countries.
The nomination list is a gold mine for anyone interested in international children’s and YA literature.
All continents are represented among the nominated writers, illustrators, reading promoters and storytellers. Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) rewards works or activities of the highest quality but the laureates must also embrace the humanistic values that Astrid Lindgren treasured. The candidates have been suggested by more than a hundred organisations from all over the world. These nominating bodies, with expert knowledge, can nominate candidates from their own country or region but also from abroad.
Read the entire press release here.
The other Indian publishers nominated along with us are A & A Book Trust, Karadi Path Education Company and Katha. You can see the entire list of organizations here.
One or several laureates from this list will be selected and announced at the National Library in Stockholm on April 4, 2017. We are keeping our toes and fingers crossed. Wish us luck :).