2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury
De jury voor de 2016 Hans Chr. Andersenprijzen is gisteren in Bologna )waar op het ogenblik de belangrijkste kinderboekenbeurs plaats vindt, bekend gemaakt. Op basis van voordrachten van de nationale IBBY-secties heeft IBBY’s Executive Committee tien kandidaten, uit alle windstreken van de wereld afkomstig, geselecteerd. De jury wordt voorgezeten door Patricia Aldana (Toronto, Canada). Zij werd al tijdens het internationale congres in Mexico vorig jaar gekozen door alle IBBY-secties.
De jury bestaat uit:
- Kirsten Bystrup from Frederiksværk, Denmark is a librarian whose Masters degree in Children’s Literature was on the mediation of picture books in kindergartens, with an emphasis on pictures and the intervention of librarians.
- Reina Duarte from Barcelona, Spain manages the publications department at the EDEBE Group, focusing on fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults.
- Andrej Ilc from Ljubljana, Slovenia is an editor and Head of the fiction department at the Mladinska knjiga Publishing House.
- Yasmine Motawy from Cairo, Egypt is a senior instructor at the Department of Rhetoric and Composition of the American University of Cairo.
- María Beatriz Medina from Caracas, Venezuela is the Executive Director of Banco del Libro. She is also a professor of Children’s Literature at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.
- María Dolores Prades from São Paulo, Brazil and nominated by IBBY Cuba, is a publisher and consultant for children’s literature.
- Lola Rubio from Buenos Aires, Argentina is an editor and librarian and currently the Academic Secretary of ALIJA/IBBY Argentina.
- Susan M. Stan from Minneapolis, USA is Professor Emerita at the Central Michigan University, where she was a professor from 2006 up to her retirement in 2014
- Qing Wu from Beijing, China is a former professor at the Foreign Studies University in Beijing. She has a deep interest in human rights, in particular rights for children and women.
- Shohreh Yousefi from Tehran, Iran is a preschool education manager and children’s literature expert, as well as an editor at the Daftar Feni Publishing House for children and young people.