Gecko Press author Wolf Erlbruch receives the Astrid Lindgren Memorial

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No Images Click here Wolf Erlbruch is the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate We are proud to announce that Wolf Erlbruch has won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for 2017. Wolf Erlbruch is an internationally celebrated German illustrator and picture book author. He has written and illustrated ten of his own books and illustrated almost fty titles by other authors. Gecko Press has published three of his books: The King and the Sea The Fearsome Five and Duck Death and the Tulip.

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The jury says: Wolf Erlbruch makes existential questions accessible and manageable for readers of all ages. With humour and warmth deeply rooted in humanist ideals his work presents the universe on our scale. He is a master of the illustrator’s art who honours tradition whilst opening new creative doors. Wolf Erlbruch is a careful and caring visionary. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award ALMA is the largest award for children’s and young adult literature which it aims to promote worldwide. An expert jury selects the laureates from candidates nominated by institutions and organisations all over the world. Wolf Erlbruch described by the jury

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Wolf Erlbruch often embarks on existential journeys posing important questions about the meaning of life and death with both humour and clarity. Duck Death and the Tulip 2008 a tender story in which little Duck gets a visit from Death has been hailed as a modern classic and often described as the most beautiful book ever published about death. A simple and re ned meditation on the nature of life and the omnipresence of death it speaks to children and adults alike." Wolf Erlbruch has received numerous awards including the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis and the Hans Christian Andersen Award for his complete works. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will be presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria in a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on 29 May 2017. For more information contact Faustine Tillard

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