Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016...Meg Rosoff
The Astrid Lindgren laureate for 2016 has been announced as Meg Rosoff.
Meg Rosoff made her debut in 2004 with the powerful dystopian novel, How I Live Now, the story of a young woman, Daisy from New York and her English cousin, Edmond, whose lives are torn apart as war rages in a not too distant future London. Each book since then has shown rare understanding, passion and compassion in expressing the lives of young people caught between childhood and adulthood, how they view their lives and the world situation and their thoughts on who they will be and how the world will form them into adulthood. With incredible dexterity and the utmost loyalty, Rosoff expresses issues of identity and being and becoming.
Congratulations to Meg, who will be presented with her award on May 30 in a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall. No better representative!