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The winners of Hans Christian Andersen award announced

Written by Kadri Naanu on . Posted in News, News of Centre, News of IBBY Estonia

Jacqueline Woodsoni raamat The Other SideInternational Board on Books for Young People announced the winners of Hans Christian Andersen award during the virtual Bologna Book Fair. The awards are presented to an author and an illustrator to recognise their lifelong achievement and important contribution to children’s literature.

This year the winners of the award are the children’s writer Jacquelin Woodson of the USA and the Swiss illustrator Albertine.

According to the jury Jacquelin Woodson’s prolific body of writing includes both picture books and young adult literature „all of which feature lyrical language, powerful characters, and an abiding sense of hope“. Illustrator Albertine caught the jury’s eye because she „creates books with multiple levels of interpretation, with drawings made with infinite precision that are lively and full of humour“.

Nominations for the awards are submitted by the national sections of IBBY. This year the jury deliberated the creative bodies of 34 writers and 36 illustrators from 36 countries. IBBY Estonia nominated the illustrator and children’s writer Piret Raud for the award. The winners were chosen by a 10-member jury comprised of experts from all over the world.

The jury also created a list of outstanding books from the 2020 nominees that they felt were important enough to merit translation everywhere.

The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international distinction given to authors and illustrators of children’s books. Given every other year by IBBY, the Hans Christian Andersen Awards recognise lifelong achievement and are given to an author and an illustrator whose complete works have made an important, lasting contribution to children’s literature.

More information on the IBBY web-page.

The Tower of Babel Honour Diplomas presented

Written by Kadri Naanu on . Posted in News, News of IBBY Estonia

On November 14th 2019, IBBY Estonia presented the Tower of Babel Honour Diplomas. The diplomas recognize the work of authors, translators and publishers of foreign children’s books translated to Estonian. The aim of the award is to encourage the translation of outstanding foreign children’s literature into Estonian.

Best translation in the story book category was the Everything Exists: Stories of the Squirrel, the Ant, and Other Animals (“Kõik on olemas: Lugusid oravast, sipelgast ja teistest loomadest”) written by the Dutch author Toon Tellegen and translated into Estonian by Vahur Aabrams. The book was published by Aasta Raamat and illustrated by Regina Lukk-Toompere.

In the best picture book category the jury recognized Susanna Isern’s book Dormouse and His Seven Beds translated through English by Kadri Põdra and published by Tammeraamat. The book is illustrated by the Italian illustrator Marco Somà.

The members of the award jury were Viive Noor from IBBY Estonia, Anu Kehman from thw Estonian Children’s Literature Center, writer Jaanus Vaiksoo, writer and translator Anti Saar and translator Ülle Kiivet.

IBBY Estonia has awarded the Tower of Babel Honour Diplomas since 2004.

Further information
Viive Noor
chairman of the jury
viivenoor@gmail.com
5557 9930

New Video: Pop Up Creators – An International Illustration Exchange

Written by Helena Koch on . Posted in News, News of Centre, News of IBBY Estonia

Pop Up Creators was an illustration exchange across the UK and Baltic countries. A video by Janis Abizars introducing the project can be seen now in YOUTUBE

Pop Up Creators was an international exchange of outstanding and emerging illustrators and comic artists in 2017-2018 across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the UK produced by Pop Up and funded by Arts Council England, as well as partners in each country.

18 professional illustrators mentored 150 young artists over 142 days of workshops in 17 universities, colleges and schools, supporting them from concept to delivery of their graphic stories. Publishers in each of the four countries then printed these stories in small print runs.

See also: An exchange of amazing illustrators & comics artists across the UK, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania (Pop Up)

Pop Up Creators Exhibition to Open at Royal Over-Seas League

Written by Helena Koch on . Posted in News of Centre, News of IBBY Estonia

Artwork from an Arts Council England funded international illustration exchange across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the UK will be displayed in an exhibition with ROSL Arts at the Royal Over-Seas League in Mayfair, London it is announced today, Monday 12 March 2018.

Co-curated by Pop Up Projects and House of Illustration, the Pop Up Creators exhibition will run from 10 April – 20 May. It will feature the best work from a year-long collaboration between 150 talented young artists from 16 universities and colleges and 18 professional illustrators from the four countries, including Kate Greenaway winner William Grill and Beegu author Alexis Deacon.

The young artists, all under 26 and 80% of whom have English as a second language and/or are BAME, have worked under the guidance of their mentors to produce illustrated stories in a distinct ‘leporello’ (concertina) format. The stories have been published by four partners: Päike Ja Pilv in Estonia; kuš! in Latvia; Vilnius Academy of Arts Press in Lithuania; and Nobrow Press in the UK. The resulting collection will be launched alongside the exhibition to coincide with The London Book Fair 2018 Baltic Countries Market Focus.

See also: Estonian Artists Take Part in the International Illustration Project Pop Up

Winners of the Illustration Competition Announced

Written by anukehman on . Posted in News, News of IBBY Estonia

Robin RõmmelIBBY Estonia invited Estonian children to illustrate Luciana Sandron’s story “Once Upon a Time”, the message sent to the world by IBBY Brazil. There were 182 illustrations sent in by children from different parts of Estonia.

The 13 best pictures were chosen by a jury of Estonian illustrators. All 13 winners are invited to participate in an illustration workshop led by children’s author and illustrator Kertu Sillaste.

The Nominated Estonian Authors and Illustrators by IBBY Estonia

Written by Helena Koch on . Posted in News, News of IBBY Estonia

Piret Raud. Foto: Ingrid Maasik

The candidate for the H. C. Andersen Award 2016 is author Piret Raud. Piret Raud (b. 1971) is one of the most outstanding authors of present Estonian children’s literature, both in terms of diversity and recognition. She is also an illustrator and has illustrated her own books.

For the Astrid Lingren Memoral Award 2016 IBBY Estonia nominated the beloved author Andrus Kivirähk and outstanding illustrator Regina Lukk-Toompere.

The winners of both of these awards will be announced in April 2016 during the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Estonian nominees for the IBBY Honor List 2016 are author Juhani Püttsepp for his book Gibraltari Laevakoerte Ühing (Gibraltar’s Ship’s Dogs Society), illustrator Anne Linnamägi for Triin Soomets’ Unerong (The Dream Train) and translator Kadri Jaanits for Salla Simukka’s Punane nagu veri (As Red as Blood). The nominees will be awarded with diplomas in August 2016 during the IBBY Congress at Auckland, New Zealand.

IBBY Estonia Awarded the Tower of Babel Honour Diploma

Written by Helena Koch on . Posted in News, News of IBBY Estonia

parim-laste-ja-noortekirjanduse-tolketeos-on-r-rowelli-eleanor-parkIn November 2015, IBBY Estonia awarded the Tower of Babel Honour Diploma, a diploma that is given to a foreign author for an outstanding children’s book, published in a foreign language and translated into Estonian. The award went to Rainbow Rowell for Eleanor & Park (Eleanor & Park), the translator René Tendermann and the publishing house Pegasus. The aim of the award is to encourage the translation of outstanding foreign children’s books into Estonian.

In September, Estonian nominees for the IBBY Honor List 2016 were announced. These are the author Juhani Püttsepp for his book Gibraltari Laevakoerte Ühing (Gibraltar’s Ship’s Dogs Society), the illustrator Anne Linnamägi for Triin Soomets’ Unerong (The Dream Train) and translator Kadri Jaanits for Salla Simukka’s Punane nagu veri (As Red as Blood). The nominees will be awarded with diplomas in August 2016 during the IBBY Congress at Auckland, New Zealand.

In 2015, IBBY Estonia has also nominated Estonian authors and illustrators for two significant international awards.

Our candidate for the H. C. Andersen Award 2016 is the author Piret Raud. Piret Raud (b. 1971) is one of the most outstanding authors of modern Estonian children’s literature, both in terms of diversity and recognition. She is also an illustrator and has illustrated her own books.

For the Astrid Lingren Memoral Award 2016, IBBY Estonia nominated our beloved author Andrus Kivirähk and outstanding illustrator Regina Lukk-Toompere.

The winners for both of these awards will be announced in April 2016 during the Bologna Bookfair.