On May 28th, I had the great privilege of hosting the ALMA award gala at the Stockholm Concert Hall together with Daniel Sjölin – in this picture, you can also see Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Victoria, and this year’s laureate, the wonderful Mr. Guus Kuijer. If you haven’t read his books, please do – I especially enjoy the Polleke series, which is available in English too. Kuijer is a master of telling very much in quite few words, so if you’re a writing professional he’s worth a look even if you don’t have kids or enjoy books written for them.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is the world’s second largest literary award, after the Nobel prize (which, incidentally, is traditionally handed out on this very same stage by the Crown Princess’ father). The award show was produced by Small World.