Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019

22/05/2019Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the largest international children's and young adult literature award in the World. The 2019 ALMA laureate is the Flemish author Bart Moeyaert.

The citation of the jury reads:
Bart Moeyaert’s condensed and musical language vibrates with suppressed emotions and unspoken desires. He portrays relationships at crisis point with a cinematic immediacy, even as his complex narratives suggest new ways forward. Bart Moeyaert’s luminous work underscores the fact that books for children and young people have a self-evident place in world literature..”

To read more about this year's laureate please visit the  Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award  website. On the website you can also find a PDF-formatted bibliography, together with translated titles of  Moeyaert’s works. There are over ten titles, in Dutch, by Bart Moeyaert in the International library.