The 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award, the most prestigious international award for children's books, has been given to British author David Almond and German illustrator Jutta Bauer. The award, which was announced this afternoon at the Bologna Book Fair, is given biennially by the International Board on Books for Young People to an author and artist whose work has made "a lasting contribution to children's literature."Almond's books for children include Skellig and The Fire Eaters, both of which won Whitbread Awards.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
By Diane Roback for Publishers' Weekly: