Hans Christian Andersen Award

biennial awards to an illustrator and a writer of children's literature

The Hans Christian Andersen Awards are two literary awards by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), recognising one living author and one living illustrator for their "lasting contribution to children's literature". The writing award was inaugurated in 1956, the illustration award in 1966. The former is sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for children's literature". The awards are named after Hans Christian Andersen, the 19th-century Danish author of fairy tales, and each winner receives the Hans Christian Andersen Medaille, a gold medal with the bust of Andersen (see image). Medals are presented at the biennial IBBY Congress. The Patron of the Andersen Awards is Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and the awards are sponsored by Nami Island Inc.
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award received: Hans Christian Andersen Award

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Author

Astrid Lindgren cover

photo credits: Unknown - PD Sweden

Astrid Lindgren

Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays

articles

1

Skulle kunna flyga... ( 1991 )

article in Leka för livet (1992)

author: Astrid Lindgren

Author

Tove Jansson

Finnish children's writer and illustrator

works

17

The Summer Book

novel by Tove Jansson

author: Tove Jansson

1972

A Winter Book

book by Tove Jansson

author: Tove Jansson

1998

Moomin comic strips

Sanomalehtisarjakuva

author: Tove Jansson, Lars Jansson

Skurken i Muminhuset

Tove Janssonin kirjoittama kuvakirja vuodelta 1980

author: Tove Jansson

1980

The Dangerous Journey

book by Tove Jansson

author: Tove Jansson

1977

Author

David Almond cover

photo credits: Sara Jane Palmer - PD

David Almond

British children's writer

works

25

Clay

book by David Almond

author: David Almond

2005

Skellig

book by David Almond

author: David Almond

1998

Kate, the Cat and the Moon

boek van David Almond

author: David Almond

2004

Kit's Wilderness

book by David Almond

author: David Almond

1999

Author

Erich Kästner

German children's writer

Author

Annie M. G. Schmidt cover

photo credits: AVRO - CC-BY-SA-3.0

Annie M. G. Schmidt

Dutch writer

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