Fremantle Press illustrators longlisted for FBF prize
Australian illustrators Kyle Hughes-Odgers and Chris Nixon have been longlisted for the inaugural Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) Global Illustration Award, which has a prize pool of €30,000 (A$42,660).
Hughes-Odgers and Nixon were longlisted for Can a Skeleton Have an X-Ray? and Pandamonia respectively (both Fremantle Press). Their illustrations were among 98 works chosen from international entries.
As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the award carries a €10,000 (A$14,530) overall prize, with further cash prizes for the winners and runners up in five illustration categories—cover, children’s book, editorial, scientific and theme. The award is run by IlluSalon and sponsored by the Frankfurt Book Fair and the International Information Content Industry Association.
Fremantle Press CEO and rights manger Jane Fraser said the longlistings were ‘a well-timed boost just before the book fair’. ‘Awards like this one can only help us find new publishers to champion the works of these talented Fremantle Press creators,’ said Fraser.
Rights to Pandamonia have already been purchased by Abula Press in Taiwan, United Sky New Media in China and Kane Miller Publishing in the US, while Hachette-Phoenix Cultural Development in China has purchased the rights to Can a Skeleton Have an X-ray?
The longlisted works can be viewed here.