Please join HarperCollins Publishers in congratulating renowned artist Bronwyn Bancroft who has been nominated for the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen award.
Bronwyn is an acclaimed Aboriginal artist and designer and a descendant of the Djanbun clan of the Bundjalung nation. Bronwyn’s artistic career has been expansive and diverse and ranges from fashion design to children’s book illustration.
Bronwyn has illustrated a number of children’s book for HarperCollins, including the award-winning The Fat and Juicy Place by Diana Kidd, Stradbroke Dreamtime by Oodgeroo Noonuccal and The Whalers, Minah and Dirrangan.
Bronwyn also illustrated Sun Mother Wakes the World: An Australian Creation Story by Diana Wolkstein, which was published by HarperCollins US in 2004 and named in the New York Public Library’s annual list for Children’s Book – 100 titles for Reading and Sharing.
In 1994 Bronwyn was the Australian candidate for the UNICEF Ezra Jack Keats International Award for Excellence in Children’s Book Illustration, and in 2009 she received the Dromkeen Medal for her contribution to children’s literature.
It is so exciting that Bronwyn’s extensive work and contribution has been recognised with a nomination for this prestigious international award, and the winners of the 2016 Hans Christian Award will be announced at the 2016 Bologna Book Fair.