Linda Bondestam

Linda Bondestam (b.1977) studied to become an illustrator at Kingston University in the United Kingdom.

Bondestam has illustrated dozens of children’s books for Finnish and Swedish publishers, and her books have been translated into several languages including Arabic, Belorussian, Croatian, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Latvian, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Turkish and Ukrainian. She is one of the most prominent children’s book illustrators in the Nordic countries.

Bondestam has been nominated for Finlandia Junior Prize three times, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award five times, as well as the Nordic Council’s Children and Young People’s Literature Prize in 2013 and the August Prize in 2016. Animals That No One Has Seen Except Us was awarded the Snöbollen Prize for Swedish Picture Book of the Year in 2016 and the Nordic Council’s Children and Young People’s Literature Prize in 2017. Bondestam was also the first recipient of the Vanessa Prize (Vanessapriset) in 2016.

She has been sitting on chair number 11 in the Swedish Children’s Book Academy since 2019.

 

 

Photo: Niklas Sandström

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Awards & Nominations

Awards

  • Snöbollen – priset för årets svenska bilderbok

    2016

  • Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize

    2017

Nominations

  • Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

    2010

  • Nordiska rådets barn- och ungdomslitteraturpris

    2013

  • Finlandia Junior

    2014

  • August Prize

    2016

  • Arvid Lydecken Prize

    2020

  • August Prize

    2020

  • Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

    2021

  • Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (for My Life at the Bottom)

    2021

Related publishing

  • My Life at the Bottom

    Linda Bondestam
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  • Silkmonkey’s Laughter

    Annika Sandelin & Linda Bondestam
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  • Good Night, World

    Linda Bondestam
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  • Animals No-One Has Seen Except Us

    Linda Bondestam & Ulf Stark
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  • Say Hey

    Linda Bondestam & Annika Sandelin
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  • The Pixon Brothers and the Cosy Glow of Television

    Linda Bondestam & Malin Kivelä
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  • The Admirable Mr Happy

    Linda Bondestam & Minna Lindeberg
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  • All This

    Linda Bondestam & Ulf Stark
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  • The Dictator

    Ulf Stark & Linda Bondestam
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  • The Egg

    Sanna Sofia Vuori & Linda Bondestam
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  • Rosabel – The Marvellous Pony

    Malin Kivelä & Linda Bondestam
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  • My Little Small

    Linda Bondestam & Ulf Stark
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  • If You Meet a Bear

    Malin Kivelä & Linda Bondestam & Martin Glaz Serup
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