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Eight Norwegian authors and illustrators candidates for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

NORLA offers its warmest congratulations to the eight Norwegian candidates for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial award, the world’s largest international children’s and young adult literature award.
The candidates were announced during the Frankfurt Book Fair. 197 candidates from 16 countries were nominated. Among these are eight Norwegian authors/illustrators:

Author Tor Åge Bringsværd
Author Gro Dahle and illustrator Svein Nyhus
Author Harald Rosenløw Eeg
Author Marit Kaldhol
Illustrator Gry Moursund
Author and illustrator Lisa Aisato N’jie Solberg
Illustrator Øyvind Torseter

The Swedish government founded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award as an international award to honor Swedish author Astrid Lindgren’s memory and to promote interest in children’s and young adult’s literature around the world. The award is presented every year.

The award money is SEK 5 million, making it the largest international children’s and young adult literature award in the world. The award total indicates that reading by children and young adults is extremely important. The total is also intended to inspire anyone involved in children’s literature. The award is presented to authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters. The award may be presented to a single laureate or to several, regardless of language or nationality.

Read more about Tor Åge Bringsværd here.

Read more about Gro Dahle here.

Read more about Svein Nyhus here.
See his personal web-page here.

Read more about Harald Rosenløw Eeg here.

Read more about Marit Kaldhol (in Norwegian) here.

Read more about Gry Moursund (in Norwegian) here.

Read more about Lisa Aisato N’jie Solberg here.

Read more about Øyvind Torseter here
and here.

Read more about The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award here.