IBBY Announces Nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2012

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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 33 countries have made their selections, submitting the following 28 authors and 31 illustrators as candidates for the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Awards:

Argentina: Author: Maria Teresa Andruetto; Illustrator: Pablo Bernasconi
Australia: Author: Christobel Mattingley; Illustrator: Bob Graham
Austria: Author: Monika Pelz; Illustrator: Renate Habinger
Belgium: Author: Bart Moeyaert; Illustrator: Louis Joos
Brazil: Author: Bartolomeu Campos de Queiros; Illustrator: Roger Mello
Canada: Author: Tim Wynne-Jones; Illustrator: Stephane Jorisch
Cyprus: Author: Elli Peonidou
Czech Republic: Illustrator: Peter Sis
Denmark: Author: Lene Kaaberbol; Illustrator: Charlotte Pardi
Finland: Author: Sinikka Nopola / Tiina Nopola; Illustrator: Virpi Talvitie
France: Author: Jean-Claude Mourlevat; Illustrator: Henri Galeron
Germany: Author: Paul Maar; Illustrator: Rotraut Susanne Berner
Greece: Author: Christos Boulotis; Illustrator: Effie Lada
Iran: Illustrator: Mohammad Ali Baniasadi
Ireland: Author: Eoin Colfer
Italy: Author: Bianca Pitzorno; Illustrator: Francesco Tullio-Altan
Japan: Author: Masamoto Nasu; Illustrator: Satoshi Kako
Republic of Korea: Author: Hwang Sun-Mi; Illustrator: Hong Seong-Chan
Latvia: Illustrator: Anita Paegle
Netherlands: Author: Tonke Dragt; Illustrator: Annemarie van Haeringen
Norway: Author: Bjorn Sortland; Illustrator: Oyvind Torseter
Romania: Author: Silvia Kerim; Illustrator: Valeria Moldovan
Russia: Illustrator: Gennadij Spirin
Serbia: Author: Ljubivoje Rsumovic; Illustrator: Dobrosav Zivkovic
Slovak Republic: Author: Daniel Hevier Illustrator: Peter Uchnar
Slovenia: Author: Tone Pavcek; Illustrator: Alenka Sottler
Spain: Author: Agustin Fernandez Paz; Illustrator: Javier Zabala Herrero
Sweden: Lennart Hellsing; Illustrator: Anna-Clara Tidholm
Switzerland: Author: Franz Hohler; Illustrator: Kathrin Scharer
Turkey: Author: Sevim Ak; Illustrator: Feridun Oral
United Kingdom: Author: Philip Pullman; Illustrator: John Burningham
USA: Author: Paul Fleischman; Illustrator: Chris Raschka
Venezuela: Illustrator: Arnal Balleste

The elected Chair of the International Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury, Maria Jesus Gil (Spain) and Jury members from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, France, Greece, Iran, Russia, Sweden, Turkey and the United States of America, will meet on 10-11 March 2012 and the shortlist will be disseminated immediately. The winners will be announced at the IBBY Press Conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair on Monday, 19 March 2012.

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