The Swedish Arts Council has named Meg Rosoff as the winner of this year’s Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The Guardian reports that she will also receive 5 million Swedish krona (approximately $613,000 USD) in prize money.
Rosoff was selected from a pool of 215 candidates (who hail from 59 countries) for this honor. According to the organization’s website, this award “is presented to people and organisations working in her tradition safeguarding democratic values.”
Here’s more from BBC News: “The prize is awarded annually to an author for their entire body of work as opposed to one single book. Rosoff is best known for her young adult novels including How I Live Now and Just In Case.” (via The New York Times)