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.
Friday, January 19, 2018
Bologna Book Fair News
Illustrators Exhibition 2018: meet the winners
From 8th to 10th January, the selection for the Illustrators Exhibition took place in Bologna. Thanks to the work of the 2018 jurors Anastasia Arkhipova, Peggy Espinosa, William Grill, Allyn Johnston and Bernd Mölck-Tassel, 15.265 illustrations were examined in order to select the 80 artists that will take part in the 2018 Illustrators Exhibition and be published in the annual-cover illustration drawn by Ludwig Volbeda – winner of the Grand Prix Biennial of Illustration Bratislava 2017. The illustrators who reached the final selection were chosen from 3053 artists coming from 72 countries. Discover the 80 selected illustrators for this year.
BCBF and Pitti Bimbo, the partnership goes on
BCBF renews its partnership with Pitti Immagine Bimbo at the 86th edition that will be held from January 18th to 20th at the Fortezza da Basso, Florence. This time, the collaboration will turn its attention to the world of the show with The Extraordinary Library 2: Cinema and Entertainment, an exhibition of 100 illustrated books for children dedicated to entertainment in all its forms. Pitti Immagine Bimbo is also launching NiceLicensing, a new space dedicated to the most interesting licenses in the children’s area, in collaboration with the Bologna Licensing Trade Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
The Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (CRLI) of the University of Bologna is working with Bologna Children’s Book Fair to carry out an important research project on next-generation non-fiction picture books. The research project will end in 2020 with an illustrated and critical publication; it will include a ground-breaking exhibition dedicated to the best non-fiction titles published worldwide.