The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Saturday, March 6, 2010
On March 24, the winner/s of the 2010 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will be announced. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award recognizes the best contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world. The candidates for the award are authors, illustrators, oral storytellers, and promoters of reading. Below are the 2010 nominees from Asia, and the 2010 nominees of Asian descent:

Adarna House
Reading promotion organization
The Philippines

Akal, Aytül
Author
Turkey

Carmi, Daniella
Author
Israel

Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV)
Reading promotion organization
Turkey

Gamos, Albert
Illustrator
The Philippines

Havkin, Hilla
Illustrator
Israel

Hemati Ahoui, Abolfazl
Illustrator
Iran

ILKYAR
Reading promotion organization
Turkey

Jamba, Dasgdondog
Author/Promoter of reading
Mongolia

Kelompok Pencinta Bacaan Anak (Society for the Advancement of Children's Literature)
Reading promotion organization
Indonesia

Knowledge Without Borders Campaign
Reading promotion organization
United Arab Emirates

Moradi Kermani, Hooshang
Author
Iran

Murti Bunanta Foundation
Oral storytellers/Reading promotion organization
Indonesia

Orlev, Uri
Author
Israel

Say, Allen
Author/illustrator
USA

Shaban Nejad, Afsaneh
Author
Iran

Shabawiz
Reading promotion organization
Iran

Sharafeddine, Fatima
Author
Lebanon

The Siam Cement Foundation
Reading promotion organization
Thailand

Tan, Shaun
Author/illustrator
Australia

Touma, Nadine
Author
Lebanon

Uehashi, Nahoko
Author
Japan

Wenjun, Qin
Author
China

I hope I didn't miss anybody. :o) Thank you, Chen, for reminding me about the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award!

The nomination process for the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award has started and will end May 15. To all the nominating bodies in Asia, GO GO GO! It would be awesome to see more nominated candidates from Asia.


Rant: This year and last year, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award website misspelled "the Philippines." *sigh*