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Piret Raud: Estonian Illustrator and HCAA Nominee
Piret Raud’s delicate lines and neat pointillism technique seem to confer a magic ability of transformation.
Margaret Wild: HCAA Nominee
Margaret Wild talks about the challenging parts of life and childhood through delicate, strong and sensible stories.
Iwona Chmielewska: HCAA Nominee
Whether it be union portraits or a blend of metaphors, Iwona Chmielewska’s combination of poetic images create a space for dialogue extending far beyond the boundaries of age, gender, or ability.
Sydney Smith: Canadian Illustrator and HCAA Nominee
Canadian illustrator Sydney Smith brings the world to life in watercolour and ink. His award-winning picturebooks explore an outsider’s perspective with grace and honesty.
Carll Cneut (Belgium): Hans Christian Andersen Award Nominee for Illustration
Carll Cneut is an artist who fully appreciates the potential of his medium.
Angèle Delaunois: Optimism and Hope for Children Young and Old
In a world of dark headlines and frightening concepts, Angèle Delaunois uses her books to speak honest truths about the world, sparking kindness and hope in readers of all ages.
Sergey Makhotin: Russian Author and HCAA Nominee
Sergey Makhotin channels this child energy into his incredibly kind and humourous stories that appeal to children and grown-ups alike.
Franz Hohler: What if the Magical Meets the Mundane?
Playful, fantastical, commonplace, realistic – Franz Hohler’s stories effortlessly combine these paradoxical elements and disrupt traditional scripts.
Tonke Dragt: Stories from Batavia to the Netherlands
Tonke Dragt revolutionized Dutch fantasy children’s literature through her own cultural background and amazing creative talent.
David McKee: Colourful Dreams of Inclusive Society
David McKee presents children with diverse lifestyles through playful illustrations and humorous stories that foster positive attitudes towards themselves and others.
Evelyn Arizpe, Professor of Children’s Literature and HCAA Juror
Evelyn Arizpe, Professor and Programme Lead for the International Master’s in Children’s Literature, Media and Culture for the University of Glasgow, writes about being a juror for the Hans Christian Andersen award and her students' upcoming spotlight articles.
The Emma Press
Emma Dai’an Wright, Founder of the Emma Press, talks about being an unconventional voice in the publishing industry and broadening the definition of poetry for children.