Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Argentine illustrator wins child literature prize

From www.boston.com

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Argentine illustrator and writer Marisol Misenta, better known as Isol, won the 5 million kronor ($780,000) Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature on Tuesday for picture books that ‘‘vibrate with energy and explosive emotions,’’ the prize jury said.
Isol has written and illustrated 10 children’s books, starting with her 1997 debut ‘‘Vida de Perros’’ ("A Dog’s Life"). She has also illustrated works by other authors, including Argentine poet Jorge Lujan and U.S. novelist Paul Auster.
Her illustrations have the feel of a child’s drawings, which she says reflects her desire to show readers that it’s OK to break the rules.

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