The picture book is an art form that speaks to all ages. The Snöbollen (Snowball) award for the best Swedish picture book of the year recognises the picture book as an artistic medium. The winner is awarded at Littfest, Umeå International Literature Festival. In conjunction with Littfest, the book is being showcased in an exhibition at Bildmuseet.
This year, Snöbollen is given to the best picture book published
in 2017. The award is an initiative by the association Krumelur, in
collaboration with the Association of Swedish
Illustrators and Graphic Designers, Kulturföreningen Pilgatan, the county libraries of Västerbotten and Västernorrland, Littfest and Bildmuseet.
The exhibition is opened Friday March 16th in the presence of the prizewinner during Littfest's evening event at Bilmuseet's Art Friday.