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 Julinda Abu Nasr
Honorary President IBBY lebanon (Lebanon)

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)

Mr Juan de Isasa
IBBY Vice President 1992-96, IBBY Foundation Board Member 2004-10 (Spain)

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

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)

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 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 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)

Ms. Miep Diekmann († 2017)
Author and children's literature specialist (The Netherlands)

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 Tayo Shima († 2017)
President of IBBY 1998-2002 (Japan)

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)