The candidate for the H. C. Andersen Award 2016 is author Piret Raud. Piret Raud (b. 1971) is one of the most outstanding authors of present Estonian children’s literature, both in terms of diversity and recognition. She is also an illustrator and has illustrated her own books.
The winners of both of these awards will be announced in April 2016 during the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Estonian nominees for the IBBY Honor List 2016 are author Juhani Püttsepp for his book Gibraltari Laevakoerte Ühing (Gibraltar’s Ship’s Dogs Society), illustrator Anne Linnamägi for Triin Soomets’ Unerong (The Dream Train) and translator Kadri Jaanits for Salla Simukka’s Punane nagu veri (As Red as Blood). The nominees will be awarded with diplomas in August 2016 during the IBBY Congress at Auckland, New Zealand.