Honorary Members

Ms. Noushin Ansari
Founder and leader of IBBY Iran (Iran)

Ms. Nina Askvig (Reidarson)
Director of IBBY Documentation Centre of Books for Disabled Young People 1985-2002 (Norway)

Ms. Lucia Binder
Editor of Bookbird 1969-93, President of the Andersen Jury 1974-78 (Austria)

Ms Heidi Boiesen
Director of IBBY Documentation Centre of Books for Disabled Young People 2002-2013 (Norway)

Mr. Urs Breitenstein
IBBY  Treasurer 2002-2008 (Switzerland)

Ms Murti Bunanta
Founder and President of IBBY Indonesia (Indonesia)

Ms. Carmen Diana Dearden
President of IBBY 1994-1998 (Venezuela)

Ms. Miep Diekmann
Author and children's literature specialist (The Netherlands)

Ms. Emilia Gallego
Founder and leader of IBBY Cuba (Cuba)

Ms Eva Glistrup
President of the Andersen Jury 1990-1994
Author of The Hans Christian Andersen Awards 1956-2002 (Denmark)

Ms. Yoko Inokuma
President of JBBY, 1988-2003 (Japan)

Mr. Juan de Isasa
Vice President of IBBY 1992-1996 (Spain)

Ms. Ana Maria Machado
President of the Andersen Jury 1988-1990
Hans Christian Andersen Award winner 2000 (Brazil)

Ms. Leena Maissen
IBBY Executive Director 1970-2003, IBBY Congress Chair 2002 (Switzerland)

Ms Julinda Abu Nasr
Founder and Honorary President of IBBY Lebanon, President of IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Jury 1998-99 (Lebanon)

Ms. Katherine Paterson
Hans Christian Andersen Author Award Winner 1998 (USA)

Ms. Anne Pelloswki
Life-long reading promoter and IBBY supporter (USA)

Ms. Loty Petrovits
Author and contributor to Children's Literature (Greece)

Mr. Dusan Roll
President of IBBY, 1986-90 President of the Andersen Jury 1978-82 (Slovakia)

Ms. Laura Sandroni
Co-Founder of IBBY Brazil (Brazil)

Mr. Peter Schneck
President of the Andersen Jury 1996-1998
IBBY President 2002-2006
President IBBY Foundation Board 2007-2010 (Switzerland)

Ms. Tayo Shima
President of IBBY 1998-2002 (Japan)

Ms. Somboon Singkamanen
Founder of IBBY Thailand (Thailand)

Mr. Christian Stottele
Treasurer of IBBY 1990-2002 (Germany)

Ms. Chieko Suemori
IBBY EC 2002-2006
Organized and coordinated the Ehron relief project (Japan)

Ms. Jant van der Weg-Laverman
Author and contributor to Children's Literature (Netherlands)

Mr. José-Miguel de Azaola († 2007)
President of the Andersen Jury 1960-70 (Spain)

Mr. Richard Bamberger († 2007)
Founding member, President of IBBY 1962-66, Editor of Bookbird 1963-82 (Austria)

Mr. Assen Bossev († 1997)
President and Founder of Bulgarian IBBY (Bulgaria)

Mr. Fritz Brunner († 1991)
Founding member, Treasurer of IBBY 1953-73 (Switzerland)

Mr. John Donovan († 1992)
Treasurer of IBBY 1986-90 (USA)

Ms. Virginia Haviland († 1988)
President of the Andersen Jury 1970-74 (USA)

Ms. Bettina Hürlimann († 1983)
Founding member, Treasurer of IBBY 1973-78 (Switzerland)

Ms. Margaret K. McElderry († 2011)
Vice President of IBBY 1978-82 (USA)

Mr. Sergei Mikhalkov († 2009)
Founder and President of Soviet IBBY (Russia)

Ms. Anne-Marie Mortara-Lepman († 2006)
Daughter of Jella Lepman, Founder of IBBY (Italy)

Ms. Vera Soucková († 2010)
Executive Secretary of CSFR IBBY 1973-92 (Czech Republic)

Mr. Ralph Staiger († 2002)
IBBY Congress Chair 1990, Chair of IBBY Fundraising Committee 1994-98 (USA)

Ms. Jo Tenfjord († 2007)
Founding Member, Vice President of IBBY 1964-66, Founder of Norwegian IBBY 1956 (Norway)

Mr. Niilo Visapää († 1979)
President of IBBY 1970-74 (Finland)

Mr. Shigeo Watanabe († 2006)
IBBY Congress Chair 1986, Vice President of IBBY 1978-80 (Japan)