Lauren Child Nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2024

We absolutely thrilled to share that Lauren Child has been nominated for the 2024 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award!

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was created to promote every child’s right to great stories. This global award is given annually to a person or organisation for their outstanding contribution to children’s and young adult literature.

Candidates are nominated globally, with each country having its very best talent shortlisted. This year, a total of 245 candidates from 68 countries have been nominated, making this one of the most comprehensive rosters of the leading creators of children’s books and reading ambassadors in the world. We are delighted to see Lauren’s name next to the likes of David Almond and Malorie Blackman on this incredible list of creatives.

The results will be announced on 9th April 2024 and we wish all nominees the best of luck.

To learn more about the award, click here.