Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017

04/04/2017Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the largest international children's and young adult literature award in the world. The german illustrator and picture book author Wolf Erlbruch is the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate.

The citation of the jury reads:

"Wolf Erlbruch makes existential questions accessible and manageable for readers of all ages. With humour and warmth deeply rooted in humanist ideals, his work presents the universe on our scale. He is a master of the illustrator’s art who honours tradition whilst opening new creative doors. Wolf Erlbruch is a careful and caring visionary."

In the International Library collection there are books by Erlbruch in several languages, such as Polish, Spanish, Dutch and Chinese, amongst others.

Read more about the award on the official website of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
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