US teen author wins $600,000 Astrid Lindgren prize

US teen author wins $600,000 Astrid Lindgren prize

US teen author wins $600,000 Astrid Lindgren prize

Written by Keshala Dias

28 Mar, 2018 | 8:35 am

US teen author Jacqueline Woodson said it was “awesome” to win The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest prize for children’s writing.

She is the 15th recipient of the award, named after the creator of the Pippi Longstocking series of books.

The teen author will receive five million Swedish krona ($600,000, £430,000) at a ceremony on May 28, in Stockholm.

Woodson’s books include her memoir, “Brown Girl Dreaming,” about her childhood during the civil rights era in 1960s and 70s, spanning her time spent in South Carolina and New York.

Jacqueline Woodson celebrated her victory on Twitter, thanking the organisers of the award.

 


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