The Klaus Flugge Prize 2019 Shortlist Announcement with Anthony Browne
Set up in honour of influential publisher Klaus Flugge of Andersen Press, Foyles is proud to host this year’s Klaus Flugge Prize shortlist announcement awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration.
The shortlist for the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize will be announced live on Wednesday 15th May at this very special event celebrating the art of the picture book. In advance of the announcement, Klaus Flugge Prize chair of judges Julia Eccleshare will discuss the art of picture book illustration award-winning illustrator, former Waterstones Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne.
Anthony Browne is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator with over forty titles to his name including Gorilla and Willy the Wimp. He was born in Yorkshire and studied graphic arts at Leeds Art College, working as a medical illustrator and an illustrator of greetings cards before his first book was published in 1976. He has many important awards including the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Anthony was the Waterstones Children's Laureate 2009-2011 and used his time in the post to raise the profile of picture books and picture book illustration, as well as the value of supporting children's creativity and imagination.
Hear from one of the finest and most distinguished children’s illustrators of our time, and meet the rising stars of 2019, as well as their editors and agents. Klaus Flugge himself will be a special guest.
Browse more events with Waterstones Children's Laureates past and present on the Booktrust website, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Laureateship in the UK.
Tickets: £8 standard / £5 Student or Foyalty member*. When purchasing a Student or Foyalty ticket, you'll need to bring a valid in-date Student card or Foyalty card with you.
Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road
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