UK has the highest number of candidates
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award has released the list of 246 candidates from 64 countries who are nominated for the award in 2019.
The UK has the highest number of nominees - 24.
The laureate or laureates, who will receive SEK5m (about £420,000), will be announced in Stockholm and Bologna immediately following the jury's final meeting on 2 April. The 2018 recipient was Jacqueline Woodson.