FIT has an international translation prize designed to promote the translation of children’s literature, improve the quality thereof and draw attention to the role of translators in bringing the peoples of the world closer together in terms of culture. The prize is sponsored by the Astrid Lindgren Fund, based on a generous donation made by the author herself.

2017 winner

Francesca Novajra
nominated by the Italian Association of Translators and Interpreters (AITI)

Winners of the Astrid Lindgren Prize

Year Winner Work
2017 Francesca Novajra Translator of children’s and juvenile books – from science and nature books to picture books, from novels to fantasy series – from English and French into Italian
2014 Julia Lydia Calzadilla Núñez Translator of children’s and juvenile literature from Portuguese, English, French and Italian into Spanish
2011 Kaisa Kattelus Translator of 65 children’s books in 15 years into Finnish
2008 Torstein Bugge Høverstad Translator of children’s books from Swedish, Danish and English into Norwegian, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
2005 Wolf Harranth Translator of children’s books from English into German, including Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
2002 Jaana Kapari Translator of children’s books from Swedish and English into Finnish
1999 Gunnel Malmstrøm Translator of children’s books from Swedish and Danish into Norwegian
1996 Senta Kapoun Translator of children’s books from Scandinavian languages into German
1993 Jo Tenfjord Translator of children’s books from Swedish, German and Danish into Norwegian, translator of Astrid Lindgren
1990 Anthea Bell Translator of children’s books from German, French and Danish into English
1990 Lyudmïla Braude Translator of classic Scandinavian children’s literature and German fairy tales and legends into Russian
1987 Liselotte Remané Translator of children’s books from English and Russian into German
1984 Patricia Crampton Translator of children’s books into English
1981 Åke Holmberg Translator of children’s books into Swedish