The Swedish author and illustrator Eva Lindström received the world’s largest literature award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, at a ceremony in the Stockholm Concert Hall on Monday evening. The award was presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria.
− It’s important for everyone to be
able to access worlds we might never
encounter any other way, to be
exposed to ideas that make life seem
bigger, ideas that stimulate our
imaginations, said Eva Lindström
during the award ceremony.
Apart from the prize sum, 5 million SEK, Eva Lindström received a diploma, presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. The diploma is created by Emma AdBåge och Henning Trollbäck.
In her congratulatory speech,
Swedish Minister for Culture,
Jeanette Gustafsdotter said:
Eva Lindström vid prisutdelningen
− I know that Eva Lindström is
beloved by her readers – in my
family, by both children and
grown-ups – and that she is a great
source of inspiration for other
creators of picture books. It is my
hope that now, even more readers
will be able to experience her
Release Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award ALMA, Stockholm
May 16, 2022