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Happy winners of the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis

October 13, 2012

The German Children’s Literature Award (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis) was presented on Friday at Frankfurt Book Fair. The prize was given in four categories: picture book, children’s book, young adult book and non-fiction. Two special prizes were also presented; one decided by a young adult jury and one award for a lifetime achievement.

The Swedish writer and illustrator Pija Lindenabaum is one of the happy winners.  Her picture book  Mia schläft woanders (Siv sover vilse), translated by Kerstin Behnken  (Friedrich Oetinger Verlag), was awarded for describing a little girl’s mixed feelings when for the first time staying the night at a friend´s house. The jury, The Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur, specially commented Lindenbaum’s ability to describe ordinary life from a child’s perspective.

Stavanger calling!

January 17, 2011

Under the artistic leadership of Ine Marit Torsvik Bertelsen, the biannual children’s literature conference in Stavanger is dubbed Maktens Pluttifikasjon and aims to raise questions of power, transition and social class in the world of children’s literature.

The conference program features researchers, authors, illustrators and promoters of reading, mostly from Scandivia, but also from other parts of the world.

Highlights in the program include:

  • This year’s Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winner Kitty Crowther will present her work with special focus on her latest book Le petit homme et Dieu.
  • Professor Maria Nikolajeva, former member of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury, will speak under the title Knowledge is power.
  • Author Stefan Casta, member of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury, will speak about The powerlessness of the Author.
  • Researcher Lena Kåreland will speak about the Different disguises of power in Swedish young adult literature.
  • Illustrators Svein Nyhus (Norway) and Carll Cneut (Belgium), both nominated to the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, will present their work.

The conference will aslo feature interesting debates, one of which will cover how Norwegian children’s literature is received and reviewed in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. In this debate the translator Gabriele Haefs, who held a very inspirational acceptance speach as she received the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis 2009, will participate.

Maktens Pluttifikasjon takes place 7-9 February. Here’s where you sign up!

German Youth Literature Awards …

October 9, 2010

… or the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis as it is probably more commonly known was awarded last night at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The award is organized by the Association for Children’s and Youth Liturature (AKJ) and supported by the German Federal Ministry for families, senior citizens, women and young.

This year’s winner are:

Picture book

Garmans Sommer by Stian Hole and translated from Norwegian by Ina Kronenberger

Children’s book

Meine Mutter ist in Amerika und hat Buffalo Bill getroffen by Jean Regnaud (text) and Émile Bravo (illustration), translated from French by Kai Wilksen.

Young Adult

Such dir was aus, aber beeil dich! by Nadia Budde

Non-fiction

Mutige Menschen by Christian Nürnberger

The choice of the youth jury

Die Tribute von Panem by Suzanne Collins, translated from English by Sylke Hachmeister and Peter Klöss

Special Award for Life Long Achievement

This year’s special award for life long achievement went to the author Mirjam Pressler

CONGRATULATIONS to all winners!


Shaun Tan in Münich

September 7, 2010

If you’d like to immerse yourself in the world of Shaun Tan – now you have the chance!

The International Youth Library in Münich is opening an exhibition of the Australian illustrator and writer Shaun Tan (nominated to the Astrid Lindgen Memorial Award 2010) on 15th of September.

Shaun Tan is a rising star in the world of illustration and he’s won numerous awards in the past couple of years, for example last year’s Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis for the book Tales from Outer Suburbia.

The exhibition will present a representative selection of original illustrations, with focus on Shaun Tan’s picture books and graphic novels. Furthermore, the visitors will get an impression of his work process, since sketches and preperatory work also will be on display. If you can’t make it to Münich, the Award Office recommends picking up the exhibition catalogue which will be produced.