237 candidates from 68 countries are nominated to the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Founded by the Swedish government in 2002, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature.
The candidates were presented by the jury at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 17.
The candidates represent all continents and are authors, illustrators, reading promoters and storytellers. 46 % are women, 41 % men and 13 % are organisations.
Links lead to more information, often in the candidate’s own language.
Randa Abdel-Fattah, Author Web page
Jeannie Baker, Illustrator Web page
Bronwyn Bancroft, Illustrator Web page
Ursula Dubosarsky, Author Web page
Susanne Gervay, Author Web page
Morris Gleitzman, Author Web page
Indigenous Literary Foundation, Organisation Web page
Robert Ingpen, Illustrator Web page
Margo Lanagan, Author Web page
Magabala Books, Organisation Web page
Melina Marchetta, Author Web page
The Literature Centre, Organisation Web page
The 2020 ALMA laureate will be announced on March 31, 2020.