Tuesday, May 28, 2013

How to write children´s books? Learn from Isol, the winner of ALMA price 2013.

News from the world. Isol from Buenos Aires won one of the highest children´s literary prices in the world, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA price) in 2013. Isol is an author and an illustrator. Her books can be found in more than 20 countries and since the news about the price has spread, many more will follow.

Swedish TV channel made a beautiful programme with Isol where you can watch her showing her pictures, telling the stories and explaining some of the ideas behind.

One of the most intriguing tips she gives to other authors is to be simple and complex at the same time. This is her way of creating the characters of her books and finding a visual language to it. The interview was made in English and has Swedish subtitles. I encourage you to take the time and learn from this wonderful women who creates children´s books that have won the love and appreciation of so many in the world.

Find the video here: Samtal med Isol in UR Samtid.

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