Sabine Fuchs :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.

Sabine studied German Philology and Catholic Theology and in Berlin/German Media Science at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz. For seven years she was part of the research work about Austrian Literature in National Socialism at the Institute of German Philology in the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz. After several years in cultural administration she became a secondary-school teacher. Currently she is professor at the University of Teacher Education Styria in Graz. Her main interest is in Children’s Literature, media and literacy.

With others she founded the Austrian Research Society for Children’s and Youth Literature (ÖGfKJLF), is in the board of the Austrian Literacy Association (ALA) and Liaison Officer for IBBY Austria. Sabine has also worked as an editor and is asked to speak on children’s literature, media and education.  She served on the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Jury.

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

María Jesús Gil: President of the Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury 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.

After training as a teacher and editor, María Jesús worked at Ediciones SM for twenty years, starting as Foreign Rights Manager, and then as the Editorial Manager of the Department of Children and Young Adults for fifteen years. She also worked as the Editorial Manager of Alfaguara Infantil y Juvenil and Altea (Santillana).  After a time as a professional consultant for publishing firms, she joined the Foundation SM and is currently the coordinator of its Reading Programmes for Spain and Latin America. 

María Jesús was an elected member of the IBBY Executive Committee from 1996 until 2000.  Between 2009 and 2011 she served as President of the Spanish Section of IBBY and was the Chair of the 32nd IBBY Congress in Santiago de Compostela in 2010.  She was a member of the Jury for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for the 2008 and 2010 awards. María Jesús was elected President of the 2012 and 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury.

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

Erik Titusson : 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.

In June 2011 Erik founded Lilla Piratförlaget as an independent publisher of children’s and young adult literature in Stockholm.  He is the CEO and publishing director and is dedicated to publishing high quality literature, both original and in translation.  He studied International Business and Literature at the University of Gothenburg, as well as at the Gothenburg School of Economics.  From 2001 he worked for Swedish publishing houses before taking up the position of the Director of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) in 2008, an award founded by the Swedish government to promote children’s literature in the world.

All through his life, Erik has worked with storytelling for children and young adults using different media and approaches.  Working with ALMA also meant cooperating with IBBY on several levels, both with individual national sections and with IBBY International. He strongly believes in the aims of IBBY and upon leaving ALMA, he joined the board of Swedish IBBY.  Having lived, studied and worked in several different countries and later travelled extensively, his view of literature as a means for greater understanding between cultures and people has been reinforced.

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

Enrique Perez Díaz: 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.

Enrique holds a Licentiate in Journalism (1982) and is currently the Director of Gente Nueva Publishing House in Havana.  He is also the Director of the theoretical magazine En julio como en enero, working with the IBBY Cuban Committee, since 2007.  He is a writer, critic, editor and children’s literature researcher, as well as President of the Children’s Literature Section of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) and he was a member of the IBBY Cuban Committee (1993-2008).  He was the founder of the first Cuban bookshop for children: El Cochero Azul, with a sociocultural approach to community works with children and teenagers.

His books are known in in many countries including Japan, Switzerland, the USA, and most of Latin America and are included in primary school programmes in many countries.  He has published many academic works and is also the author of some twenty anthologies in Cuba and other countries, including an Anthology of the Andersen Award Winners.

He has received many awards and served on juries in Cuba and internationally.  He has spoken at many conferences and was co-organizer of the biennial Cuban IBBY conferences held in Havana.

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

Deborah Soria: 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.

After studying children’s book illustration, literature for children and history of illustration at the European Institute of Design in Rome, Deborah earned a diploma Bookstore Management and from 1999 worked at a mega bookshop for children in Rome. In 2006 she set up her own bookstore Ottimomassmio, which is a traveling bookshop that takes books to children in remote areas where they have no access to books.

She has been a member of IBBY Italia since the section re-joined IBBY in 2003, and then joined the board of 2010 and has served as the Vice President from 2012.  In 2012 she initiated an IBBY project called Silent Books: Final Destination Lampedusa, which promotes books for young people as a tool for integration. The project has collected the best books without words with the help of the IBBY members – Silent Books – and donated them to Lampedusa in the Mediterranean, which is the first port of call for those arriving from across the sea on their way to starting a new life.

Deborah is bilingual – Italian/English – and this is her first term on the Hans Christian Andersen Jury.

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

Ayfer Gürdal Ünal : 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.

After graduating from Üsküdar American Academy for Girls and the Business Administration Faculty of İstanbul University (1971), Ayfer worked in corporate management for 20 years. She went back to university a second time and received her Masters degree in Turkish Language and Literature from Boğaziçi University with her thesis The Representation of the Disabled in Turkish Children’s Literature in 2010.  Since 2011 she has been teaching Contemporary Children’s Literature classes at the Boğaziçi University.

Her first book, Doğum Gününde Gelen Ağaç (The tree that arrived on the birthday), was published in 1996 and was followed by 9 other picture books, 2 novels for middle grade readers and three translations for adults.  Since 2006, Ayfer writes a monthly column called The Eye of the Child in the Dünya newspaper where she endorses the importance of children’s books within the family.

She is currently a member of IBBY Turkey, SCWIB, Turkish Pen Association and the US Children’s Literature Association.  In 2011 she was selected to serve on the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury, this is her second term on the Jury.

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

Anastasia Arkhipova: 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.

Anastasia graduated from Moscow State Academy of Fine Arts named after Surikov and began working as illustrator while still a student. Since then she has illustrated many books for children by the Brothers Grimm, HC Andersen, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, among others.  Her books have been published in many countries in Europe, Asia and the USA, as well as in Russia.  In 2003 she won the 1st Prize in All Russia contest  “Book of the Year” as “Best Illustrator”.  She has exhibited her work in many countries, and also organizes exhibitions for Russian illustrators.

Anastasia is a member the Russian Academy of Art and has the title of an Honoured Artist of Russia and is head of the Moscow Association of Illustrators and Book Designers.  In 2013 she received a Silver Medal from the Russian Academy of Art.

In 2008 she initiated a new annual contest for book illustrators and designers Obraz Knigi and is currently the president of the jury.  She has been a member of the BIB jury twice and member of the jury of the first international Nami Concours in 2013.  In 2006 she was elected to the IBBY Executive Committee and served for two terms until 2010. In 2011 she was selected to serve on the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury.

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

A Bridge of Children’s Books

The Fellowship Program at the International Youth Library

By Reina Nakano
The beginning of the International Youth Library (Internationale Jugendbibliothek / International Youth Library – IYL) was Jewish-German Jella Lepman’s idea to hold the international children’s book exhibition for children living in German cities devastated by bombing.  She asked 20 countries to send books and held the exhibition.  In 1949 she opened IYL. The number of books has increased since then – now it is the largest library of children’s books in the world.  It has been housed in the Blutenburg Castle with the collection of about 600,000 books in 130 languages. Weiterlesen

Die Internationale Jugendbibliothek auf der Buchmesse Frankfurt 2013

Besuchen Sie uns an unserem Stand in Halle 3.0 / K 118
oder kommen Sie zu einer der nachfolgenden Veranstaltungen: Weiterlesen

Chinese Picture Books and Magazines Donated from Dong Fang Wa Wa in Nanjing

Fengxia TANI am Fengxia Tan, fellow for three months at the International Youth Library. I teach children’s literature in Nanjing Normal University and often give some public lectures to promote children’s reading in China. I translated some English children’s books into Chinese and help publishers to select excellent foreign children’s books to publish. One of my research goals is to propel communications of Chinese and other countries’ children’s literature.

There are very few publishers in China who are familiar with the IYL in Munich, Germany, therefore I decided to share some information about this international library with some publishers. Weiterlesen