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Metzenthen, Baker nominated for 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards

David Metzenthen and Jeannie Baker have been nominated by IBBY (International Board of Books for Young People) Australia as the Australian candidates for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards.

Metzenthen has been nominated for the author’s award and Baker for the illustrator’s award.

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. The full list of nominees will be announced at the 2017 Bologna Children’s Book Fair in April and the winners at the 2018 fair.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, author Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft were nominated as the Australian candidates for the 2016 awards, which went to Chinese author Cao Wenxuan and German illustrator Rotraut Susanne Berner.


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