Tower of Babel Honour Diploma

The Tower of Babel Honour Diploma is awarded annually to an outstanding foreign book published in another country by a living children’s book author that is translated into Estonian and published in Estonia.

IBBY Estonia presents Tower of Babel Honour Diplomas to the author, translator and the Estonian publisher of the title selected by a panel of experts.

The aim of the award is to encourage the translation of good foreign children’s books into Estonian.

2015
Author: Rainbow Rowell (USA)
Book: Eleanor & Park
Translator into Estonian: René Tendermann
Estonian Publisher: Pegasus
2014
Author: Jean-Claude Mourlevat (France)
Book: Ookeani kutse (L'Enfant Océan)
Translator into Estonian: Indrek Koff
Estonian Publisher: Draakon & Kuu
2013
Author: Maria Parr (Norway)
Book: Vilgukivioru Tonje (Tonje Glimmerdal)
Translator into Estonian: Riina Hanso
Estonian Publisher: Eesti Raamat
2012
Author: Kate DiCamillo (USA)
Book: Mustkunstniku elevant (The Magician's Elephant)
Translator into Estonian: Elise Nikonov
Estonian Publisher: Draakon & Kuu
2011
Author: Grigory Oster (Russia)
Book: Õuduste kool (The School of Horrors)
Translator into Estonian: Ilona Kivirähk
Estonian Publisher: Varrak
2010
Author: Markus Zusak (Australia)
Book: Raamatuvaras (The Book Thief)
Translator into Estonian: Epp Aareleid
Estonian Publisher: Draakon & Kuu
2009
Author: Kristín Steinsdóttir (Iceland)
Book: Kodulinna ingel (Engill í vesturbænum – An Angel in the Neighbourhood)
Translator into Estonian: Toomas Lapp
Estonian Publisher: Nynorden
2008
Author: J. K. Rowling (UK)
Book: Harry Potter 1-7 (Harry Potter series)
Translator: Krista and Kaisa Kaer
Estonian Publisher: Varrak
2007
Author: Vladimir Timin (Komi Republic)
Book: Vana-Permi poisi Tikö seiklused (Adventures of an Komi-Permyak Boy)
Translator: Arvo Valton
Estonian Publisher: Kirjastuskeskus
2006
Author: Louis Sachar (USA)
Book: Augud (Holes)
Translator: Leelo Märjamaa
Estonian Publisher: Draakon & Kuu
2005
Author: Moni Nilsson-Brännström (Sweden)
Book: Tsatsiki ja armastus (Tsatsiki och kärleken – Tsatsiki and Love)
Translator: Allar Sooneste
Estonian Publisher: Karrup
2004
Author: Philip Pullman
Book: Inglite torn (The Subtle Knife)
Translator: Eve Laur
Estonian Publisher: Tiritamm