Six Oz, two NZ authors and illustrators nominated for 2016 Astrid Lindgren Award
Six Australians and two New Zealanders have been nominated for the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Australians Ursula Dubosarsky, Libby Gleeson, Morris Gleitzman, Alison Lester, Melina Marchetta and Markus Zusak are among the 215 nominees for the 2016 award. It is the third year in a row Dubosarsky and Gleitzman have been nominated, and the second year in a row for Gleeson.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is the largest international children’s and young adult literature award in the world and carries with it a cash prize of five million krona (A$828,500).
The winner of the 2016 award will be announced on 5 April in Stockholm to coincide with the 2016 Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
A complete list of nominees is available online here.
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