Taiwan picture book wins Belgian lit prize
- Publication Date：06/14/2012
- Source： Taiwan Today
- By Kwangyin Liu
“Sound of Colors,” an illustrated book by Taiwan author Jimmy Liao, has been named winner of the Prix Versele, a Belgium-based children’s literature prize.
The French version of Liao’s book, published in 2009, was among five books chosen by 45,710 online voters as favorites for young readers aged 9 to 11, sources said June 14.
Inspired by subways in Tokyo, New York and Taipei, Liao tells the story of a blind girl who navigates through a bustling city in search of a way out, with illustrations featuring imaginary creatures and colorful cityscapes.