Four Australian authors have been nominated for the 2013 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest prize for children’s and young adult literature.
Ursula Dubosarsky, Jackie French (pictured), Morris Gleitzman and Melina Marchetta are the Australian authors selected among a group of 207 candidates for the 2013 award.
The winner of this year’s award will be announced on 26 March 2013 in Stockholm.
Australian writers Shaun Tan and Sonya Hartnett have previously won the award in 2011 and 2008 respectively
A complete list of the nominees for the 2013 award can be found on the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award website.