Isol awarded world’s biggest children’s book prize

Argentinian author and illustrator Isol has been awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature.
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The Astrid Lindgren prize is the world’s biggest award for literature aimed at children and young people. Argentinian author and illustrator Isol beat 206 nominees including Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake and War Horse writer Michael Morpurgo to take home the $5 million kronor ($780,000) annual prize.

Since her debut Vida de Perros (A Dog’s Life) in 1997, Isol has written and illustrated 10 children’s books. She has also illustrated works for Argentinian poet Jorge Luján and US novelist Paul Aster.

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