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Wild shortlisted for 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award

Australian children’s author Margaret Wild has been shortlisted for the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award, administered by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).

Wild is among the 13 shortlisted candidates chosen from 62 author and illustrator nominees announced in December 2020. She is the author of over 40 books for children including The Very Best of Friends, Jenny Angel and Fox, which all won the CBCA Children’s Book of the Year Award in the picture book category in their respective years.

Established in 1956, the biennial award’s criteria include assessing the ‘aesthetic and literary quality as well as the freshness and innovation of the body of work; ability to see the child’s point of view and to stretch their curiosity; and the continuing relevance of their works to children and young people’.

The winning author and illustrator will both be announced at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2022.

For more information, see the IBBY website.


Category: Junior Local news