Author Meg Rosoff doesn't "mind the gap" between British and American English
On Monday, the American-born author, Meg Rosoff will be at the Stockholm Concert Hall to receive the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, billed as the world's largest children's literature award.
The jury's citation read:
"Meg Rosoff's young adult novels speak to the emotions as well as the intellect. In sparkling prose, she writes about the search for meaning and identity in a peculiar and bizarre world. Her brave and humorous stories are one-of-a-kind. She leaves no reader unmoved."
Rosoff's written several young adult novels, including How I Live Now, which begins when a teenager from New York gets sent off to live with her cousins in the UK, during a fictional third world war. That was made into a film. Another of her novels, Vamoose! concerns a pregnant teenager who gives birth to a baby moose.
Radio Sweden caught up with Meg Rosoff during the award week to find out about how she uses language, as an American writer living in the UK.