Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Illustrator Sarah McIntyre calls for co-author credits
Top authors back campaign for front covers of children’s books to include artist’s name
Where would We’re Going on a Bear Hunt be without Helen Oxenbury’s illustrations of the children’s search, or the Meg and Mog books without Jan Pienkowski’s images of the witch and her cat, or The Gruffalo without Axel Scheffler’s depiction of the monster? But illustrators are not getting the credit they deserve, according to the Carnegie-nominated Sarah McIntyre, who today announced that she would not be buying any new illustrated children’s books unless the front cover includes the artist’s name along with the writer’s. More