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The 2022 laureate Eva Lindström. Photo: Jonas Adner/Alfabeta.

Eva Lindström receives the 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Eva Lindström is a Swedish picture book artist. She has published some 35 solo titles and has illustrated many books by other authors.

Her work has been honored with multiple awards. She writes stories that shift between the everyday and the existential, combining shrewd humour with absurd mystery.

The jury’s motivation

"Eva Lindström’s enigmatic picture world is constantly transforming. Trees move abroad, dogs take on giant proportions and objects vanish, suddenly to reappear. With rapid brush strokes and dense colouration, Ella creates an ambiguous dialogue of text and image. The border between children, adults and animals is fluid. With great gravity and wild humour, they wrestle with the eternal questions: Who are we? Where are we going? Who took our hats?"

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