CJ Picture Book Awards – Kitty Crowther wins New Publication category

“Picture books, in the present era, enjoy a status as a cultural form to be enjoyed by people of all ages. It is a precious and versatile art that has already left the confines of paper behind, shattering the boundaries of its own genre and fusing with various other forms of art and imagery. The creation of this new aesthetic has earned a place for picture books as one of the most prominent cultural icons of the 21st century.”

These are the words of the CJ Culture Foundation in Korea, which annually awards illustration and picture books in two categories: New Publications and Illustration. This year (the 3rd year of the Award) 447 entries from 29 countries were submitted to the New Publications category and 1110 entries from 37 countries in the Illustration category.

Among the five winners in the New Publications category we find Le Petit Homme et Dieu, the new book by this year’s Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award recipient: Kitty Crowther. Congratulations Kitty!

In the Illustration category, Gabriel Pacheco (Mexico), nominated to the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, is one of the winners. See all winners here!

Also, if you are planning to spend Christmas in Korea, all finalists (100 picture books in the New Publications category and 50 illustrations) are exhibited at the Korea Foundation Cultural Center until 28th of December.

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