The Flemish author Bart Moeyaert is the laureate of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019
Bart Moeyaert was born in 1964 and lives in Antwerp, Belgium. He made his debut at age 19 with the award-winning novel Duet met valse noten (1983). His large and diverse body of work includes more than 50 titles, ranging from picture books and YA novels to poetry. His critically acclaimed books have been translated in more than 20 countries. He also writes television screenplays and stage plays, has translated a number of novels, and teaches creative writing.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (Swedish: Litteraturpriset till Astrid Lindgrens minne) is an international children’s literary award established by the Swedish government in 2002 to honour the Swedish children’s author Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002). The prize of five million SEK, makes it the most financially advantageous award in children’s literature and the one of the richest literary prizes in the world.
The award is administered by the Swedish Arts Council funded solely by the central government