Andersen Press have announced the acquisition of a new picture book from Dan Ungureanu, just awarded the Student Runner-Up prize at the V&A Illustration Awards.
Nara and the Island, the book based on his award-winning artwork, will be published in Spring 2016.
All of the winning art works are on display at the V&A Museum until 2nd August 2015.
Dan is a recent graduate of Cambridge School of Art’s MA in Children’s Book Illustration, and has already been Highly Commended in the prestigious Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Book Illustration 2014.
Libby Hamilton, Editorial Director for Picture Books at Andersen Press, who acquired world rights to Dan Ungureanu’s author-illustrator debut says: “I fell in love with the same piece that has won Dan his V&A award, and when I discovered his lyrical storytelling, I was hooked. We are very excited to be fostering such an exceptional new talent in the world of picture books.”