Anastasia Arkhipova: My second time in the HCA Award Jury!

Despite arduous work I feel privileged„. Anastasia Arkhipova enjoys her work in the jury of the Hans Christian Andersen Award!

It is for the second term that I am on the HCA Award jury. And I was on the juries for other contests before.  Every time it is such an arduous task – to choose the right author, the right illustrator, the one who is better than all the others.  It seems to be really impossible, the final decision can’t be indisputable! We have so many candidates from different countries, and there are no weak artists or writers among them. Each one was nominated by his or her country as the best of the best, they are already top-ranked, their status is undeniable. Weiterlesen

Fanuel Hanán Díaz: Proud to be a HCAA Jury Member

„I have lived intensely with each artist and had their company for a while…“ – Thank you, Fanuel, for sharing your experiences as a jury member of the Hans Christian Andersen Award!

Participate as a member of the jury of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award has meant a relevant experience in my professional life. Coincidentally I was at the press conference in Bologna Book Fair when jurors´s names were announced. I felt great joy when I heard my name, especially because being part of this jury implies a recognition of the professional involvement and the critical work that each member has developed over many years. Weiterlesen

Behind the scenes of the Hans Christian Andersen Awards

The whole Award process starts almost as soon as the previous one has finished.  At the end of the ‘Andersen Year’, which is always an even year, the National Sections of IBBY are invited to submit nominations for the Jury, as well as submit the nominations of the actual candidates for the awards.  The IBBY Executive Committee selects the Jury from the nominations at its meeting in Bologna.  Weiterlesen

María Jesús Gil: The importance of the Hans Christian Andersen Award

The Hans Christian Andersen Award, the most prestigious award in literature and books for children, has an international jury whose members are democratically chosen in General Assembly from candidates of  IBBY National Sections. Weiterlesen

Ayfer Ünal: My work as a HCAA Jury Member

„Artists make this world a better place“ – one of the statements of Ayfer Ünal, jury member of the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2014. Thank you, Dear Ayfer, for this personal insight into the work as a jury member!

I served for the Hans Christian Andersen Jury for two terms, both in 2012 and in 2014. It is immense work as well as immense pleasure! Weiterlesen

Susan M. Stan: Jury Member of the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2014

On March 15 and 16, 2014 the Jury meeting for the Hans Christian Andersen Award will take place at the International Youth Library in Munich. We feel honoured to host this important event and look forward to welcoming the jury members.

Susan a professor of English at Central Michigan University, where among the courses she teaches are those in international and multicultural literature for children and young adults. Her experience in the field of children’s books includes a decade working for the Lerner Publishing Group in both the marketing and editorial departments and eleven years as editor of The Five Owls, a now-defunct journal about children’s books. Susan’s interest in international children’s literature began with trips to the Frankfurt and Bologna Book Fairs while she was at Lerner and led her to write a dissertation on international picture books.

Since 1986, when she attended her first IBBY World Congress in Japan, Susan has been an active member the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY). She has served as USBBY’s president and is the author of The World through Children’s Books (Scarecrow, 2002), one of the books in the Bridges to Understanding series sponsored by USBBY. A long time member of the American Library Association, Susan has served on several committees, including selection committees for the Caldecott and Batchelder awards.

The other Jury Members are: Fanuel Hanan Diaz, Ayfer Gürdal Ünal, Anastasia Arkhipova, Maria Jesus Gil, Sabine Fuchs, Erik Titusson, Enrique Pérez Diaz, Sang-Wook Kim, Elda Nogueira, Sahar Tarhandeh, Deborah Soria

Sangwook Kim: Jury Member of the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2014

On March 15 and 16, 2014 the Jury meeting for the Hans Christian Andersen Award will take place at the International Youth Library in Munich. We feel honoured to host this important event and look forward to welcoming the jury members.

Sangwook studied Literature Education at Seoul National University and in 1995 gained his Ed.D. Since 1997 he has worked as a professor at the Chuncheon National University of Education, where he teaches courses on children’s literature, picture books and the history of Korean children’s literature. In 2002/3 he was a visiting scholar at the Teachers’ College of Colombia University, NY.

His publications have included many books about children’s literature, theory and the practice of teaching, and in particular about picture books.  He has also published monographs for various journals.  Between 2004 and 2011 Sangwook was a representative for the group Citizen Acts for the Genuine Reading Culture.  From 2007 until 2012 he was the president of the Korean Association of Literature form Children and Young Adults and is currently the chairman of the coordination committee for the monthly magazine Eolini-wa-Munhak (Children and Literature).

The other Jury Members are: Fanuel Hanan Diaz, Ayfer Gürdal Ünal, Susan Stan, Maria Jesus Gil, Sabine Fuchs, Erik Titusson, Enrique Pérez Diaz, Anastasia Arkhipova, Elda Nogueira, Sahar Tarhandeh, Deborah Soria