Bart Moeyaert has been nominated for the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The ALMA was established in 2002 in memory of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren who passed away in the same year. The prize of five million Swedish kroner (570,000€) is awarded annually. There are 238 nominees from 68 different countries.
Various organisations involved with children’s literature and literature for young people (e.g. the IBBY sections) can nominate candidates. Authors, illustrators, story tellers and promoters of reading can be nominated. The award is designed to boost interest in reading and children's rights world wide.
This is the eleventh time that Bart Moeyaert has been nominated for the prize.