Two of our previous laureates, illustrator Kitty Crowther from Belgium and Australian illustrator Shaun Tan are gathered at the Melbourne Writers Festival, Australia, to talk about their works. Kitty and Shaun have participated on stage together on several occasions, such as in Lillehammer, Norway and at the IBBY Congress in London.
Kitty Crowther received the ALMA in 2010 for maintaining the tradition of the picture book while transforming and renewing it. Last year her latest book Mère Méduse (Mother Medusa) was released by Pastel. Some of her work and that of other French illustrators are also exhibited during the festival. Shaun Tan received the ALMA the year after Kitty for combining brilliant, magical narrative skill with deep humanism. If you´d like to know more about Shaun Tan´s works in progress, have a look at his blog The Birdking.
More info on program in Melbourne, click here.