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Teacher writing wins Nobel Prize children's literature

Bart Moeyaert, writing teacher, wins the "Nobel Prize in children's literature" or the "Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019", the most important prize for children's literature. Congratulations!

The jury’s citation reads:

"Bart Moeyaert’s condensed and musical language vibrates with suppressed emotions and unspoken desires. He portrays relationships at crisis point with a cinematic immediacy, even as his complex narratives suggest new ways forward. Bart Moeyaert’s luminous work underscores the fact that books for children and young people have a self-evident place in world literature."