Astrid Lindgren Prize Awarded

This years' Astrid Lindgren Memorial award was announced yesterday at the Bologna Book Fair. Argentine illustrator, writer and cartoonist Isol has been awarded the €700,000 award, being praied by the judges for her "energy and explosive emotions". Published in over 20 countries, Isol is the author of 10 books and the illustrator of a further 10 titles.
The judges added:
“Taking children’s clear view of the world as her starting point, she addresses their questions with forceful artistic expression and offers open answers. With liberating humour and levity, she also deals with the darker aspects of existence.”
Congratulations, Isol!!!
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