Shortlists announced for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2020

by | Jan 27, 2020 | IBBY NEWS, News

The cover of HCA nominee Isabelle Arsenault’s Colette’s Lost Pet.

IBBY is proud to announce the shortlist for the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award – the world’s most prestigious award for the creators of children’s and youth literature.

Authors: María Cristina Ramos from Argentina, Bart Moeyaert from Belgium, Marie-Aude Murail from France, Farhad Hassanzadeh from Iran, Peter Svetina from Slovenia, and Jacqueline Woodson from the USA.

Illustrators: Isabelle Arsenault from Canada, Seizo Tashima from Japan, Sylvia Weve from the Netherlands, Iwona Chmielewska from Poland, Elena Odriozola from Spain, and Albertine from Switzerland.

Click here to download the PDF of the 2020 HCAA Shortlist.

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 recognize lifelong achievement and are given to an author and an illustrator whose complete works have made an important, lasting contribution to children’s literature. You can read more about them here.

The 2020 Jury, selected by IBBY’s Executive Committee from nominations made by its national sections, comprises ten distinguished members from across the globe.  Jury President Junko Yokota (Chicago, USA) will lead the jury selecting the winners of the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen awards.