IBBY 2012 Short List

The International Board on Books for Young People has announced the short list for the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award.  The award is given biennially “to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made lasting contributions to children’s literature.”  The winners will be announced on March 19th at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

The Author Finalists are:


Maria Teresa Andruetto (Argentina)


Paul Fleischman (US)


Bart Moeyaert (Belgium)


Jean-Claude Mourlevat (France)


Bianca Pitzorno (Italy)


The Illustrator Finalists are:


Mohammad Ali Beniasadi (Iran)


John Burningham (UK)


Roger Mello (Brazil)


Peter Sis (Czech Republic)


Javier Zabala (Spain)