Archive for the ‘Kitty Crowther’ Category

Shaun Tan and Kitty Crowther in London

August 9, 2012
Shaun Tan and Kitty Crowther

Photo: Stefan Tell

Two previous recipients of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Shaun Tan and Kitty Crowther, are invited to the IBBY Congress in London at the end of August. The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) will hold its 33rd Congress in London, from the 23rd to the 26th August 2012. The theme is Crossing Boundaries: Translations and Migrations. Hundreds of international delegates from all over the world will gather for plenary sessions, seminars and workshops. Shaun Tan will give the keynote speech entitled “Arrivals and departures” on the morning of Saturday the 25th of August. His presentation will be followed by the Illustrators’ Panel which includes Kitty Crowther. See the program for the IBBY Congress:

Sketches and films from award week

September 2, 2011

Illustrator and member of the IO judging body in Germany, Miriam Elze, joined the award week in Stockholm last May. Here´s a few of her sketches, made at the Riksdag Library on May 30th during the public meeting between Shaun Tan and the 2010 award recipient Kitty Crowther. According to Shaun Tan, it’s a pretty good likeness…! Many thanks for sending us the sketches, Miriam!

Other stuff from the award week that we also can recommend, are the presentations of the award and Shaun Tan, produced for the award ceremony, along with clips from the event (below).

Shaun Tan and Kitty Crowther in Lillehammer

May 29, 2011

The literary festival in Lillehammer has a tradition of inviting the previous year’s winner of The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, which means that Kitty Crowther was a special guest at the festival this week. But this year was special in Lillehammer since the festival had invited Shaun Tan – even before he was announced as this year’s recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Shaun Tan had a busy schedule in Lillehammer with interviews, presentations and signings. He also introduced a screening of his Oscar-winning short animated film The Lost Thing.

In Lillehammer, Shaun Tan had a talk with Norwegian illustrator – and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee – Stian Hole.

Kitty Crowther held presentations, a work shop with young children and a reading of her book La visite de Petite Mort in the evening.

Shaun Tan read the novel No other Country from Tales from Outer Suburbia, published by Cappelen Damm in Norway.

Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit and his friends

January 24, 2011

For the first time in Sweden, the work of Beatrix Potter will be shown in Sweden. On the 29th of January, the exhibition Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit and his friends will open at Millesgården in Stockholm.

The exhibition will show original illustrations from The Tale of Peter Rabbit as well as from other books. There will also be playful rooms where children can experience the wonderful worlds of Potter.

The English author, illustrator, mycologist(!) and picture book artist Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943) early developed a fascination for fauna and flora. On childhood holidays, she began to sketch and use water colors. Her first book was The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which she self-published in 1901. Soon it was picked up by a publisher and it became a huge success. In 1906 she published The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher about the frog Jeremy Fisher who lives in a “slippy-sloppy” house at the edge of a pond.

Lovers of Kitty Crowther’s books may have noticed that her book Scritch scratch dip clapote! is dedicated to two important men in her life: Mr. Jeremy Fisher and her dad. A tribute to the importance of Beatrix Potter’s work.

With the proceeds from her books, Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top Farm in the Lake District, which is open to visit. The exhibition at Millesgården is open until 15th of May.

And the Nominees are …

September 17, 2010

The nominated candidates for the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will be announced during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The candidates who have a chance of winning the world’s largest award for children’s literature (approx. 500 000 EUR) will be revealed on October 7th by Larry Lempert, Chairman of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury.

The jury with the hard task to select the winner(s):

Prior to the announcement, the recipient of the 2010 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Belgian illustrator Kitty Crowther, will present her work in a discussion with Judith Drews, illustrator and representative of Illustratoren Organisation e.V. and Andreas Platthaus, journalist Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Last year 165 candidates were nominated from 60 countries. From this list the jury chose Kitty Crowther as the winner.

The event, which is a cooperation between the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and Frankfurt Book Fair, will begin at 4 pm at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Forum Children’s Books, Hall 3.0, Stand number K 389.

Read more about the event here!