2008 HC Andersen Nominees

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 and submitted 30 authors and 30 illustrators as candidates for the 2008 Hans Christian Andersen Awards.

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.

 

COUNTRY AUTHOR ILLUSTRATOR
Argentina Beatriz María Ana Ferro Isol Misenta
Australia Jackie French Shaun Tan
Austria Lene Mayer-Skumanz Linda Wolfsgruber
Belgium Anne Provoost Kitty Crowther
Brazil Bartolomeu Campos de Queirós Rui de Oliveira
Canada Brian Doyle Pierre Pratt
China Qin Wenjun -
Croatia - Svjetlan Junakóvic
Cyprus Kika Pulcheriou -
Czech Republic Iva Procházková Adolf Born
Denmark Bjarne Reuter Lilian Brøgger
Egypt Fatima El Maadoul -
Finland Irmelin Sandman Lilius Virpi Talvitie
France Marie Desplechin Claude Ponti
Germany Peter Härtling Jutta Bauer
Greece Voula Mastori Vassilis Papatsarouchas
Iceland Gudrun Helgadottir -
Ireland Kate Thompson Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Italy Mino Milani Roberto Innocenti
Japan Shuntaro Tanikawa Akiko Hayashi
Lithuania - Kestutis Kasparavicius
Mexico - Mauricio Gómez Morín
Netherlands Guus Kuijer The Tjong-Khing
Romania Iuliu Ratiu Stan Done
Russia - Nickolay Popov
Serbia Dragana Litricin-Dunic -
Slovak Republic Ján Navrátil Olga Bajusová
Slovenia - Lila Prap
South Africa Beverley Naidoo Piet Grobler
Spain María Asun Landa Ulises Wensell
Sweden Barbro Lindgren Eva Eriksson
Switzerland Jürg Schubiger Hannes Binder
Turkey Ayla Çinaroglu Nazan Erkmen
United Kingdom David Almond Jan Pienkowski
USA Lloyd Alexander David Wiesner