Nominees For 2012 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Just Announced!

Here’s the Press Release!

184 candidates from 66 countries are nominated for the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. This was revealed today at the Frankfurt Book Fair by Larry Lempert, Chairman of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury. The figures show a distinct increase compared to last year.

– It’s very gratifying that the number of nominated candidates and countries represented continue to increase, says Larry Lempert. The jury is full of enthusiasm for the exciting and difficult task to consider the work of so many qualified candidates.

Among the nominees are 38 per cent authors, 21 per cent illustrators, 20 per cent promoters of reading and organisations, and one per cent oral storytellers. 20 per cent of the candidates are nominated in more than one category. Among the candidates are 81 men, 74 women and 29 organisations and projects dedicated to promotion of reading.

The nomination list has eight new countries represented compared to last year: Cyprus, Ecuador, Eritrea, Greenland, Moldova, Mongolia, Tanzania and Zambia.

A complete list of nominees is published on The recipient or recipients of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2012 will be announced on March 20th 1:00 p.m. CET in Vimmerby, the birthplace of Astrid Lindgren, and online at In 2012 the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will be presented for the 10th time.

In 2011 the Australian illustrator and author Shaun Tan was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The previous laureates are: Kitty Crowther (2010), Tamer Institute (2009), Sonya Hartnett (2008), Banco del Libro (2007), Katherine Paterson (2006), Philip Pullman (2005), Ryôji Arai (2005), Lygia Bojunga (2004), Christine Nöstlinger (2003) and Maurice Sendak (2003).


5 Responses to “Nominees For 2012 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Just Announced!”

  1. Jayanti M Dalal Says:

    I am a Gujarati Indian Fiction Writer having written 14 Novels and 5 Volumes of Short Stories.My novels are translated in ENGLISH-HINDI-MARATHI.My novel ORDEAL OF INNOCENCE was published in USA(2005)in India(2009).My another novel SPATIAL ECHOES was published in India(2008).In this novel I have narrated contemporary issues like:Environmental decay,Nuclear proliferation,Hindu-Muslim unity,Terrorism and World peace.Life of Riley Productions Limited,UK has published my both novels as eBooks.( month my 3rd novel BLEEDING HEIGHTS OF KARGIL is published.I will be highly obliged if you kindly send me your address where I can send you my three novels for your valuable comments.Thanks.
    —Jayanti M Dalal

  2. Marjorie Says:

    Hi Jayanti, Thank you for visiting PaperTigers. My understanding is that you write books for adults rather than children? If you can email me – marjorieATpapertigersDOTorg – it would be good to be in touch.

  3. Jayanti M Dalal Says:

    My Dear Marjorie,
    I have written 14 novels and 5 Volumes of Short Stories.I will send you more details after getting your emailID.My translated 3 novels ORDEAL OF INNOCENCE—SPATIAL ECHOES—BLEEDING HEIGHTS OF KARGIL are well read globally.My another novel JACKPOT on racecourse world will be published in September 2012.Wishing you HAPPY,HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS COMING YEARS.

  4. Jayanti M Dalal Says:

    Please send me your address where I can send you my translated novels ORDEAL OF INNOCENCE,SPATIAL ECHOES and BLEEDING HEIGHTS OF KARGIL.I am MUMBAI based Gujarati Fiction Writer having written 14 Novels and 5 Volumes of Short Stories.

  5. Marjorie Says:

    Jayanti, I apologise that I didn’t see your message from March. I will email you now.