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ALMA to the IBBY Congress in Mexico City

August 25, 2014

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The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will participate in the international IBBY Congress in Mexico City September 10-13. The Congress gathers more than 130 speakers from 50 different countries; including David Almond, Daniel Goldin, Monika Zak, María Teresa Andruetto, Agustín Fernández Paz and Alicia Molina.

– International reading promoters will be meet at the Congress in Mexico City, says Director Helen Sigeland. Participation is part of our effort to spread knowledge of the award and the laureates, and to establish valuable contacts.

IBBY The International Board on Books for Young People is a non-profit organization that represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together. Today, it is composed of seventy seven National Sections.

Congratulations David Almond and Jutta Bauer!

September 12, 2010

Saturday night the HC Andersen Awards were presented to the author David Almond and illustrator Jutta Bauer at the 32nd IBBY Congress in Santiago de Compostela. Congratulations!

The Hans Christian Andersen Medal:

Both are internationally respected artists and have frequently been nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

David Almond held an inspiring acceptance speech, which hopefully will be published on IBBY’s webpage in due course. Do look for it! The English author of several excellent books for teenagers, such as Skellig and Jackdaw summer, spoke optimistically of the future of children’s literature and described the children’s book world as the “hotbed of literary experimentation”.

Jutta Bauer from Hamburg, Germany, made a personal illustrated presentation of how the parts became the whole, giving tribute to fellow illustrators, mentors, colleagues, family and editors. As a major source of inspiration she mentioned Tove Jansson. She especially thanked authors who trusted her to illustrate their books. One of them is of course the 2003 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winner Christine Nöstlinger for whom Jutta Bauer illustrated several books such as Der Hund kommt and Wir pfeifen auf den Gurkenkönig. Jutta Bauer’s own picture books, such as Selma, Queen of colors and Opas Engel, just to mention a few, are available in many languages and all of them are just as enjoyable for adults as for children!

David Almond to Santiago de Compostela

August 23, 2010

David Almond will soon receive his gold medal from the Hans Christian Andersen Award Committee at the IBBY international congress in Santiago de Compostela. Don’t miss this interview with the man of the hour!