Eric Walters has been nominated for the 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, which is the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. The award, which amounts to SEK 5 million, is given annually to a single laureate or to several. Authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters are eligible. The award is designed to promote interest in children’s and young adult literature. The UN convention of rights of the child is the foundation of our work. An expert jury selects the laureate(s) from candidates nominated by institutions and organisations all over the world. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was founded by the Swedish government in 2002 and is administrated by the Swedish Arts Council.

Award-winning author Eric Walters is one of Canada’s best-known and most prolific writers of fiction for children and young adults. He has published more than one hundred books, which have won over one hundred awards, including eleven separate children’s choice awards, and have been translated into more than a dozen languages around the world. He is the only three-time winner of both the Ontario Library Association Silver Birch and Red Maple Award, and most recently won the 2020 Governor General’s Award for his middle grade novel, The King of Jam Sandwiches.

Eric Walters is represented by Amy Tompkins.

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