ANZ authors nominated for 2019 Astrid Lindgren Award
Ten authors and illustrators from Australia and New Zealand and one Australian organisation have been nominated for the 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
The Australian nominees are:
- Randa Abdel-Fattah
- Ursula Dubosarsky
- Mem Fox
- Susanne Gervay
- Morris Gleitzman
- Robert Ingpen
- Margo Lanagan
- Melina Marchetta
- Margaret Wild
- Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Of these 10, all except Susanne Gervay and Melina Marchetta were nominated for the 2018 award.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is the richest international children’s and young adult literature award in the world and carries a cash prize of five million krona (A$784,289). A total of 246 candidates from 64 countries were nominated for this year’s award.
The winner of the 2019 award will be announced in Stockholm and Bologna immediately following the jury’s final meeting on 2 April next year.
A complete list of nominees is available online here.