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

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

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  • My Life at the Bottom

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  • Animals No-One Has Seen Except Us

    Linda Bondestam & Ulf Stark
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