Jury 2004

The international Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury 2004 was elected by the IBBY Executive Committee in 2003. For the second time there were two separate jury sections, one to judge illustration, another to judge writing. The Jury met in Basel on 6-7 April 2004 to select the winners from nominations made by the National Sections of IBBY. The results were announced at the IBBY press conference at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, 14 April 2004 and the awards were presented at the 29th IBBY Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, 5 September 2004. The Jury worked under the chairmanship of Jeffrey Garrett who is Assistant University Librarian for Collection Management at Northwestern University Library, Evanston, Illinois, USA. Peter Schneck, President of IBBY, and Kimete Basha, former Executive Director of IBBY, were ex officio members of the Jury.

The Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury 2004 comprised the following ten members:

Author Section

  • Gunilla Borén, Assistant Professor at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, and publishing consultant, in Borås, Sweden
  • María Candelaria Posada, Editorial Director of Children's Books, Grupo Editorial Norma, in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Angela Lebedeva, Executive Director of IBBY Russia and Senior Lecturer of the Department of Children's Literature and Library Work with Young People at Moscow State University of Culture and Arts, in Russia.
  • Marianne Martens, Vice President and Director of Subsidiary Rights and Foreign Language Program, North-South Books, New York, USA
  • Laura Sandroni, children's book specialist and reviewer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Illustrator Section

  • Lona Gericke, Children's Services Coordinator, Bellville Library, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Zohreh Ghaeni, supervisor of "The History of Children's Literature in Iran" project, Tehran, Iran
  • Grazia Gotti, President of the "Giannino Stoppani" Cultural Association, Bologna, Italy
  • María Cecilia Silva-Diaz, Editor and Marketing Director of Ediciones Ekaré of Venezuela in Europe. Currently living in Barcelona, Spain
  • Truusje Vrooland-Löb, children's book specialist and critic, Amsterdam, Netherlands