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Thursday March 28, 2013

Argentine Illustrator Wins Prestigious Astrid Lindgren Award for Children’s Literature

Argentine Illustrator Wins Prestigious Astrid Lindgren Award for Children’s Literature

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The Argentine children’s author and illustrator, Isol, has won the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial award for her body of work.

Isol, who was born in Buenos Aires, has written and illustrated 10 books starting with ‘A Dog’s Life’ in 1997.  The author-illustrator’s real name is Marisol Misenta and her work has been published in 20 countries.

The author will be awarded $770,000 by the Swedish crown that sponsored the award in honor of author Astrid Lindgren who created the Pippi Longstocking character.  The award is considered the world’s largest award for children’s literature.

Isol was awarded the prize for “her ability to expose the absurdities of the adult world to children,” within her picture books.  Isol was one of 207 authors from 67 different countries competing for the award.