News Release 4 / 2006-2008

Andersen Award 2008: Nominations

June 2007 zg/ep

 

The Hans Christian Andersen Awards are presented every two years by IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) to an author and an illustrator whose complete works have made an important and lasting contribution to children's literature. IBBY National Sections from 35 countries have made their selections, submitting the following 30 authors and 30 illustrators as candidates for the 2008 Hans Christian Andersen Awards:

• Argentina: Author: Beatriz María Ana Ferro; Illustrator: Isol Misenta

• Australia: Author: Jackie French; Illustrator: Shaun Tan

• Austria: Author: Lene Mayer-Skumanz; Illustrator: Linda Wolfsgruber

• Belgium: Author: Anne Provoost; Illustrator: Kitty Crowther

• Brazil: Author: Bartolomeu Campos de Queirós; Illustrator: Rui de Oliveira

• Canada: Author: Brian Doyle; Illustrator: Pierre Pratt

• China: Author: Qin Wenjun

• Croatia: Illustrator: Svjetlan Junakóvic

• Cyprus: Author: Kika Pulcheriou

• Czech Republic: Author: Iva Procházková; Illustrator: Adolf Born

• Denmark: Author: Bjarne Reuter; Illustrator: Lilian Brøgger

• Egypt: Author: Fatima El Maadoul

 

• Finland: Author: Irmelin Sandman Lilius; Illustrator: Virpi Talvitie

• France: Author: Marie Desplechin; Illustrator: Claude Ponti

• Germany: Author: Peter Härtling; Illustrator: Jutta Bauer

• Greece: Author: Voula Mastori; Illustrator: Vassilis Papatsarouchas

• Iceland: Author: Gudrun Helgadottir

• Ireland: Author: Kate Thompson; Illustrator: Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

• Italy: Author: Mino Milani; Illustrator: Roberto Innocenti

• Japan: Author: Shuntaro Tanikawa; Illustrator: Akiko Hayashi

• Lithuania: Illustrator: Kestutis Kasparavicius

• Mexico: Illustrator: Mauricio Gómez Morín

• Netherlands: Author: Guus Kuijer; Illustrator: The Tjong-Khing

• Romania: Author: Iuliu Ratiu; Illustrator: Stan Done

• Russia: Illustrator: Nickolay Popov

• Serbia: Author: Dragana Litricin-Dunic

• Slovak Republic: Author: Ján Navrátil; Illustrator: Olga Bajusová

• Slovenia: Illustrator: Lila Prap

• South Africa: Author: Beverley Naidoo; Illustrator: Piet Grobler

• Spain: Author: María Asun Landa; Illustrator: Ulises Wensell

• Sweden: Barbro Lindgren; Illustrator: Eva Eriksson

• Switzerland: Author: Jürg Schubiger; Illustrator: Hannes Binder

• Turkey: Author: Ayla Çinaroglu; Illustrator: Nazan Erkmen

• United Kingdom: Author: David Almond; Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski

• USA: Author: Lloyd Alexander; Illustrator: David Wiesner

The elected Chair of the International Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury, Zohreh Ghaeni (Iran) and Jury members from Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, France, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the United States of America, will meet in March 2008 to select from among these nominations the winners of the 2008 Andersen Awards.

The results will be made public at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, Monday, 31 March 2008 and the Awards will be presented to the winners at the 31st IBBY Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark on 7 September 2008.