2010 HCA Award Candidates, May 2009

May 2009
IBBY Announces Nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2010

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 32 countries have made their selections, submitting the following 28 authors and 27 illustrators as candidates for the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Awards:

Country Author Illustrator
Argentina Liliana Bodoc Luis Scafati
Austria Heinz Janisch Linda Wolfsgruber
Belgium Pierre Coran Carll Cneut
Brazil Bartolomeu Campos de Queirós Roger Mello
Canada Brian Doyle Marie-Louise Gay
China Liu Xianping
Croatia Svjetlan Junakóvić
Cyprus Maria Pyliotou
Czech Republic Pavel Šrut Jiří Šalamoun
Denmark Louis Jensen Lilian Brøgger
Finland Hannu Mäkelä Salla Savolainen
France Jean-Claude Mourlevat Grégoire Solotareff
Germany Peter Härtling Jutta Bauer
Greece Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou Diatsenta Parissi
Iran Ahmad Reza Ahmadi
Ireland Eoin Colfer P.J. Lynch
Japan Shuntaro Tanikawa Akiko Hayashi
Lithuania Kęstutis Kasparavičius
Mexico Alberto Blanco Fabricio Vanden Broeck
Mongolia Dashdondog Jamba
Netherlands Peter van Gestel Harrie Geelen
Norway Bjørn Sortland Thore Hansen
Russia Nickolay Popov
Slovak Republic Ján Uličiansky Peter Uchnár
Slovenia Tone Pavček Ančka Gošnik Godec
Spain Jordi Sierra i Fabra Xan López Domínguez
Sweden Lennart Hellsing Anna-Clara Tidholm
Switzerland Etienne Delessert
Turkey Muzaffer İzgü Can Göknil
Uganda Evangeline Ledi Barongo
United Kingdom David Almond Michael Foreman
USA Walter Dean Myers Eric Carle

 

The elected Chair of the International Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury, Zohreh Ghaeni (Iran) and Jury members from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America, will meet in March 2010 to select from among these 56 nominations the winners of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Awards. 

The results will be made public at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, Monday, 22 March 2010 and the Awards will be presented to the winners at the 32nd IBBY Congress in Santiago de Compostela, Spain on 11 September 2010.

It is with regret that we have to announce that the Serbian candidate for writing, Zoran Bozovic, had to withdraw his candidacy in August 2009.