HCAA 2020

The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international distinction given to authors and illustrators of children's books.  Given every other year by IBBY, the Hans Christian Andersen Awards recognize lifelong achievement and are given to an author and an illustrator whose complete works have made an important, lasting contribution to children's literature.

The 2020 Jury, selected by IBBY's Executive Committee from nominations made by its national sections, comprises ten distinguished members from across the globe.  Jury President Junko Yokota (Chicago, USA) will led the Jury selecting the winners of the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen awards.

The Jury, in wanting to help build bridges of understanding, has created a list of outstanding books from the 2020 nominees that they felt were important enough to merit translation everywhere so that children around the world could read them, thus expand their access to some of the very best books: 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Jury Recommends.  Books from the shortlisted nominees are also highly recommended.

Until end May, Bookbird can be read for free on Project Muse - view the Hans Christian Andersen Award edition here.


HCAA 2020 Shortlist

IBBY is proud to announce the shortlist for the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award – the world’s most prestigious award for the creators of children’s and youth literature:

Authors: María Cristina Ramos from Argentina, Bart Moeyaert from Belgium, Marie-Aude Murail from France, Farhad Hassanzadeh from Iran, Peter Svetina from Slovenia, and Jacqueline Woodson from the USA.

Illustrators: Isabelle Arsenault from Canada, Seizo Tashima from Japan, Sylvia Weve from the Netherlands, Iwona Chmielewska from Poland, Elena Odriozola from Spain, and Albertine from Switzerland.

Download the PDF of the 2020 HCAA Shortlist here and the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2020 Shortlist Film here

HCAA 2020 Nominees

HCAA Nominees 2020 - Author Profiles

HCAA Nominees 2020 - Illustrator Proflies

HCAA 2020 Jury