TEHRAN, 15 August (BelTA - IRNA). - Children's Book Council has introduced Iranian graphists Alireza Goldouzian and Jamshid Khanian to the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) as nominee for 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Goldouzian has been continuously illustrating books for more than two decades and has had a lasting and important impact on the development of literature and book illustration for children and teenagers.
He had earlier received Children's Book Council plaque of honor, IBBY honorary diploma, Grand Prix of Bratislava, Belgrade Golden Pen Award and Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava.
Khanian has been nominated for Hans Christian Andersen Award for the second time.
Khanian has made a unique contribution in improving the quality of Iranian children's and youth literature.
According to the official website of the event, "The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books."
“Given every other year by IBBY, the Hans Christian Andersen Awards recognize lifelong achievement and are presented to an author and an illustrator whose complete works have made an important, lasting contribution to children's literature."