Australia’s 2008 HC Andersen nominee for illustration, and 2010 IBBY Honour List nominee for illustration, Shaun Tan is one of the keynote speakers at the 2012 London Congress with his presentation Arrivals and Departures on Saturday, 25th August at the London Imperial College.

With the Conference theme Crossing Boundaries: Migrations and Translations parallel sessions will also be given on Saturday, 25th August by IBBY Australia President, Dr Robin Morrow The environment bleeds into the stories: the effects of migration on the picture books of Bob Graham; author/illustrator Frané Lessac One World, Many Stories; IBBY Australia Vice-President/Secretary Jenni Woodroffe  From Page to Stage: Shaun Tan’s ‘The Red Tree’ as interpreted by a West Australian theatre company; author Mark Greenwood Creating Books in Remote Indigenous Communities; and author Susanne Gervay Ships in the Field: giving voice to migration.

 A joint poster presentation will be given by Victoria Ryle, director of Kids’ Own Australia with Orla Kenny, creative director of Kids’ Own Ireland.

Jenni Woodroffe

3 thoughts on “Australians presenting at IBBY Congress in London

  1. Can’t wait to go to the IBBY Congress – sharing ideas and creativity; meeting people I have in contact with for many years – also sharing Anna Pignataro and my beautiful picture book “Ships in the Field’ and hearing other wonderful speakers.

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