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Dubosarsky, Bancroft nominated for 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Awards

Author Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft have been nominated by IBBY (International Board of Books for Young People) Australia as the Australian candidates for the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Awards.

Dubosarsky and Bancroft are among the 28 writers and 29 illustrators nominated by 34 IBBY member countries for the 2016 awards. The full nominee list can be found here. The winners will be announced at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2016, and medals will be presented to the winners at the IBBY International Congress in Auckland in August.

The Hans Christian Andersen Awards are presented biennially to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children’s literature. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, author Nadia Wheatley and illustrator Ron Brooks were nominated as the Australian candidates for the 2014 awards, which were presented to Japanese author Nahoko Uehashi and Brazilian Roger Mello.

Read more about the Australian nominees on the IBBY Australia website.


Category: Local news