IBBY Canada has submitted the Canadian nomination dossiers to the Hans Christian Andersen Award jury. Our nominations this year are Tim Wynne-Jones (author) and Stéphane Jorisch (illustrator). IBBY Canada is the only eligible nominating body in Canada for the HCA Award, which is considered one of the most prestigious children’s literature awards in the world and is often referred to as the Little Nobel.
Since the HCA jury is truly an international one, with jurors living across the globe, it is expensive to ship two nomination packages, including books.
IBBY Canada would like to thank Groundwood Books and Kids Can Press for their generous donations of books and funds to help us submit the required materials for the HCA Awards nominations. Their financial support helps to ensure Canadian authors and artists get their due recognition on the international stage.
Watch this space for news on the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Awards and keep your fingers crossed for Tim and Stéphane!