In Stockholm the writer Erlbruch will present the award of memory Astrid Lindgren

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobounce Stockholm. Archival photoIn Stockholm the writer Erlbruch will present the award of memory Astrid Lindgren© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The award ceremony of the German Illustrator and writer wolf Erlbruch international award of memory Astrid Lindgren, awarded for contributions to the development of child and youth literature, will take place on Monday in Stockholm, the press service of the bonus Fund.

The name of the winner became known in early April of this year, and the jury in its decision drew attention to the skill of the writer to do «important questions of life accessible and understandable for readers of all ages» and that the work of the writer show «with humor and warmth, originating in humanistic ethics, small in the large».

Wolf Erlbruch was born in Germany in 1948. Their first debut illustration award winner published in 1985 in the book «the eagle that would not fly» with the text of James Agri. In the words of Erlbruch, illustrations he did in order to show his then newborn son that his dad made a book for children. During the years of creative work Erlbruch has published a dozen of his own books, made illustrations for the five dozens of books written by other writers.

The award ceremony will be held on Monday evening in the Concert hall of Stockholm in the presence of the Swedish crown Princess Victoria.

The award will be the culmination of weeks of winner in Sweden, during which he met with the Swedish students, visited the home of Astrid Lindgren in Vimmerby, gave a lecture to the readers and critics.

The international literary award of memory Astrid Lindgren has been founded by the Swedish government in 2002 after the death of the famous writer in order to promote child and youth literature. The establishment of the award was also a sign of recognition and deep respect for Astrid Lindgren, remaining today one of the most beloved and widely read in Sweden and abroad writers. Astrid Lindgren’s books have been translated into more than 90 languages.

The ALMA award has been awarded since 2003 and is now regarded as one of the largest among international awards, awarded in the field of literature for children and adolescents. The sum of reward is 5 million Swedish kronor ($557 thousand dollars).

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