Monday, March 19, 2012

Hans Christian Andersen Award Winners Announced, Publisher's Weekly excerpt

María Teresa Andruetto, Peter Sís Win Hans Christian Andersen Awards

The International Board on Books for Young People announced the winners of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Awards from the Bologna Book Fair on Monday. María Teresa Andruetto from Argentina has won the 2012 Author Award and Peter Sís from the Czech Republic has won the 2012 Illustrator Award. Andruetto and Sís will receive their awards at the IBBY Congress in London on August 25.

The Hans Christian Andersen Award, which is considered the most prestigious in international children’s literature, is given biennially IBBY to a living author and illustrator whose complete works are judged to have made lasting contributions to children's literature.

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