Also in Frankfurt this week, the chair of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury announced that 207 candidates from 67 countries had been nominated for the 2013 award. This includes many old favorites, such as the author/illustrator Eric Carle, as well as 61 first-time nominees:
Both organizations and individuals (living writers, illustrators, and oral storytellers) can be nominated for the award, which at 5 million SEK is the world’s largest for children’s and YA authors. The recipient — or recipients — will be announced next March 26.
The Arab nominees are:
Egyptian publisher Nahdet Misr (http://www.nahdetmisr.com/)
Palestinian author Mahmoud Shukair (http://www.mahmoudshukair.com/web1/)
Lebanese author Nadine Touma (http://www.goethe.de/ins/lb/bei/prj/wsk/aut/tou/enindex.htm)