2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury and Nominees

In alternate years the International Board on Books for Young People presents its Hans Christian Andersen Awards to “a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children’s literature.”

IBBY has revealed the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award nominees and jury members.

Sixty-two candidates from 33 countries have been nominated for the 2022 award:

  • Argentina: Author María Cristina Ramos; Illustrator Gusti
  • Australia: Author Margaret Wild; Illustrator Tohby Riddle
  • Austria: Author Heinz Janisch; Illustrator Linda Wolfsgruber
  • Belgium: Author Thomas Lavachery; Illustrator Carll Cneut
  • Brazil: Author Marina Colasanti; Illustrator Nelson Cruz
  • Canada: Author Angèle Delaunois; Illustrator Sydney Smith
  • China: Author Jin Bo; Illustrator Xiong Liang
  • Colombia and Venezuela: Illustrator Ivar Da Coll
  • Croatia: Illustrator Dubravka Kolanovi?
  • Cyprus: Author Anna Kouppanou; Illustrator Dora Oronti
  • Estonia: Author Andrus Kivirähk; Illustrator Piret Raud
  • France: Author Marie-Aude Murail; Illustrator Gilles Bachelet
  • Germany: Author Andreas Steinhöfel; Illustrator Nikolaus Heidelbach
  • Greece: Author Maria Papayanni; Illustrator Iris Samartzi
  • Hungary: Author András Dániel; Illustrator László Herbszt
  • Iran: Author Jamshid Khanian; Illustrator Pejman Rahimizadeh
  • Italy: Author Roberto Piumini; Illustrator Beatrice Alemagna
  • Japan: Author Joko Iwase; Illustrator Ryoji Arai
  • Republic of Korea: Author Yi Hyeon; Illustrator Suzy Lee
  • Latvia: Illustrator Aleksejs Naumovs
  • Lebanon: Author Fatima Sharafeddine; Illustrator Sinan Hallak
  • Lithuania: Illustrator Kestutis Kasparavi?ius
  • Netherlands: Author Tonke Dragt; Illustrator Sylvia Weve
  • Poland: Author Marcin Szczygielski; Illustrator Iwona Chmielewska
  • Russia: Author Sergey Makhotin; Illustrator Julja Gukova
  • Slovenia: Author Peter Svetina; Illustrator Damijan Stepan?i?
  • Spain: Author Jordi Sierra i Fabra; Illustrator Elena Odriozola
  • Sweden: Author Annika Thor; Illustrator Anna Bengtsson
  • Switzerland: Author Franz Hohler; Illustrator Catherine Louis
  • Turkey: Author Behiç Ak; Illustrator Mustafa Delio?lu
  • Ukraine: Author Halyna Malyk; Illustrator Kost Lavro
  • United Kingdom: Author Marcus Sedgwick; Illustrator David McKee
  • USA: Author Linda Sue Park; Illustrator Kadir Nelson

The award jury is composed of: Jury President, Junko Yokota  (USA): Antoine Al Chartouni (Lebanon), Marilar Aleixandre (Spain), Evelyn Arzipe (Mexico/UK), Mariella Bertelli (Canada), Tina Bilban (Slovenia), Viviane Ezratty (France), Jiwone Lee (South Korea), Robin Morrow (Australia), Jaana Pesonen (Finland) and Cecilia Ana Repetti (Argentina). IBBY Executive Director Liz Page is an ex officio Jury member. 

The shortlist will be announced in January 2022 and the winners will be revealed at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March/April 2022.

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