Shortlist For 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize Announced

Event Held At Foyles Charing Cross Road Also Celebrated Contemporary Children’s Picture Book Illustration

The shortlist was announced live by previous winner and judge Nicholas John Frith at a special event at Foyles Charing Cross Road. Before the announcement distinguished illustrators Michael Foreman, Emily Gravett and Mini Grey joined Professor Martin Salisbury of the Cambridge School of Art in a discussion about contemporary picture book illustration chaired by Julia Eccleshare.

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Klaus Flugge Prize Judges 2017

The judges for the 2017 prize are Axel Scheffler, multi-million selling illustrator of The Gruffalo; Nicolette Jones, children’s books editor of the Sunday Times; Tamara Macfarlane, owner of Tales on Moon Lane children’s bookshop; and last year’s winner Nicholas John Frith. The panel will be chaired by Julia Eccleshare, children's books editor of the Guardian. The shortlist will be announced in May and the winner announced in September 2017. The winning illustrator will receive a cheque for £5,000.

‘We are delighted to be inviting submissions for the second Klaus Flugge Prize’, said Julia Eccleshare, ‘This important new award champions the work of talented new illustrators and puts children’s book illustration in the spotlight.’

Nicholas John Frith said: ‘It was such an honour to be the first person to receive this award and the fact that it is for illustration means a lot. I’ll be honest, when I started the final artwork for Hector and Hummingbird, I wasn’t quite sure what I was doing or even if it would work out. Winning the Klaus Flugge Prize proved to me it did. I’m delighted to be playing a part in giving other illustrators the same boost to their confidence and careers.’

For further information contact:

Anne Marley MBE
Administrator Klaus Flugge Prize
0797 608 2049

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