Author Marcus Sedgwick and illustrator David McKee are IBBY UK nominees for Hans Christian Andersen Award 2022

by | Nov 20, 2020 | IBBY NEWS

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IBBY UK is delighted to nominate author Marcus Sedgwick and David McKee for the HCA Awards. Marcus has an outstanding body of work which ranges from novels dealing with contemporary issues and philosophical ideas for young adults to humorous stories for a younger readership. David McKee is well-known both for his challenging picture books as well as for some of the best loved and internationally recognised characters in the world of children’s books.

Pam Dix, the Chair of IBBY UK said, “We are very excited to be nominating two such highly respected contributors to the UK Children’s literature world and look forward to working with them during the nomination process and holding an event with them later in 2021.”

Five books for each nominee are submitted for consideration by the jury. The books, chosen by IBBY UK with input from both Marcus and David are:

Marcus Sedgwick : Floodland, Revolver, She is not Invisible, The Ghosts of Heaven and Saint Death, all published by Hachette UK.

David McKee:, Not Now, Bernard, Elmer, Mr Benn: Gladiator, The Conquerors and Tusk Tusk, all published by Andersen Press.

The shortlists for the awards will be announced in 2022 and the winners at the Bologna Book Fair 2022. The Awards will be presented to the winners at the 38th IBBY World Congress, in Putrajaya, Malaysia in September 2022.