IBBY announces the 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury

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The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international distinction in the field of books for young people. Given every other year by IBBY, the Awards recognise lifelong achievement and are given to a writer and an illustrator whose complete works have made an important and lasting contribution to children’s and youth literature.

The following ten children’s book specialists were selected by the IBBY Executive Committee to serve as members of the 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury: Evelyn Arizpe (Mexico/UK), Brenda Dales (USA), Sabine Fuchs (Austria), Diana Laura Kovach (Argentina), Shereen Kreidieh (Lebanon), Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer (Germany), JaanaPesonen (Finland), Tan Fengxia (China), PavleUc?akar (Slovenia), and MorganeVasta (France). The Jury will work under the guidance of Jury President Anastasia Arkhipova.

IBBY Executive Director Carolina Ballester is an ex officio Jury member. The 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Award nominees will be announced on 6 March 2023 at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

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