2008 Astrid Lindgren Memorial

And the awards just keep coming on this 13th day of March. Sonya Hartnett has been announced as the winner of the 2008 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

As posted back in October 2007, Hartnett was one of only two Australians (the other was John Marsden) nominated for the award, amongst a total of 155 nominees from 61 countries. According to the relevant Wikipedia page: "The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) may be awarded to authors, illustrators, narrators and/or promoters of reading whose work reflects the spirit of Astrid Lindgren. The object of the award is to increase interest in children's and young people's literature, and to promote children's rights to culture on a global level. The award is administered by The Swedish Arts Council."

[Thanks to Read Alert for the news.]

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