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, February 15, 2017
Raymond Briggs honoured
Imagination and Illustrations
Last Thursday, our third Lifetime Achievement Award was received by the remarkable Raymond Briggs, for his outstanding contribution to children's literature. From the unforgettable The Snowman to his hilarious working-class Father Christmas, Raymond's illustrations breathe life into stories that are gripping, joyous and moving, and have enchanted audiences for generations.
This month, we're honouring Raymond's work by celebrating the magic of illustrations. Reading doesn't have to be all about words; from picture books to graphic novels, illustration-heavy stories come in forms that will appeal to kids of all ages. With the Imagine Children's Festival running from 9 - 19 February, now is the perfect time to share the wonderful world of illustrations with your child.