For full details of shortlisted and longlisted illustrators (together with links to their websites and Instagram feeds) see the previous post…
Julia Eccleshare was in conversation with Anthony Browne as a prelude to the shortlist announcement.
Browne showed us a drawing he had made as a 6 year old and went on to speak about his career with reference to some key titles, revealing at one point that he and his publishers had come under fire from the Magritte estate. He talked too about his new book, Little Frida: A Story of Frida Kahlo
copies of which were available for signing:
Most of the longlisted illustrators attended the presentation and four of the six shortlisted illustrators were present to hear the news. The winner will be announced later in the year:
Informal images from the evening… Who had a banana poking from their bag?