Swedish Picture Book of the Year

2018-03-16 - 2018-09-09

What do you do when it feels impossible to measure up to everything that is expected from you? What do you do when you carry a longing for something that you can hardly put into words?

Fågeln i mig flyger vart den vill [The Bird Within Flies Wherever It Wants] tells the story about Berta Hansson, artist-to-be, and her youth in a small Jamtlandic village at the beginning of the 20th century. The book has been named the Swedish picture book of the year 2017, and was honoured with the national award Snöbollen [The Snowball]. Sara Lundberg, artist as well as author, receives the award in March 2018 during Littfest, Umeå International Literature Festival. Bildmuseet opens an exhibition with  Sara Lundberg's original paintings and preparatory sketches for the book. Fågeln i mig flyger vart den vill also won the August Prize in 2017.

The award is an initiative by the association Krumelur in collaboration with Umeå Municipality, the Pilgatan association, the County Library of Västerbotten, Mid Sweden University, the Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers, Littfest - Umeå International Literature Festival and Bildmuseet, Umeå University.

The exhibition is opened Friday March 16th during Littfest's evening event at Bilmuseet's Art Friday, and in the presence of the prizewinner Sara Lundberg. During the exhibition, we work with the picture book as a theme in the creative workshop, open to all ages.