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

2017Francesca NovajraTranslator 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
2014Julia Lydia Calzadilla NúñezTranslator of children’s and juvenile literature from Portuguese, English, French and Italian into Spanish
2011Kaisa KattelusTranslator of 65 children's books in 15 years into Finnish
2008Torstein Bugge HøverstadTranslator 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.
2005Wolf HarranthTranslator of children's books from English into German, including Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
2002Jaana KapariTranslator of children's books from Swedish and English into Finnish
1999Gunnel MalmstrømTranslator of children's books from Swedish and Danish into Norwegian
1996Senta KapounTranslator of children's books from Scandinavian languages into German
1993Jo TenfjordTranslator of children's books from Swedish, German and Danish into Norwegian, translator of Astrid Lindgren
1990Anthea BellTranslator of children's books from German, French and Danish into English
1990Lyudmïla BraudeTranslator of classic Scandinavian children's literature and German fairy tales and legends into Russian
1987Liselotte RemanéTranslator of children's books from English and Russian into German
1984Patricia CramptonTranslator of children's books into English
1981Åke HolmbergTranslator of children's books into Swedish