The Slangbellan award to Molly and Sus

Photo: Swedish Writer’s Union

Photo: Swedish Writer’s Union

Klara Persson, illustrator and graphic designer, has been awarded the Slangbellan prize for young debutants from the Swedish Writer’s Union for her picture book Molly and Sus (Urax Publishing). She is 27 years old and has graduated from Högskolan för design och konsthantverk (the School of Design and Crafts) in Gothenburg with a Master’s degree in Design, and has also studied creative writing. Molly and Sus started out as an academic paper. It´s a story about the twins Molly and Sus, who actually are stuck together through their braids. But what happens if one of them wants to be separated?

Image: Klara Persson

Image: Klara Persson

Klara Persson is also one of 31 illustrators whose works are exhibited at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. The illustrators are chosen by an expert jury to represent contemporary Swedish illustration. More about the exhibition here.

Image: Klara Persson

Image: Klara Persson

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