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Andersen Press wins BOP Children’s Publisher of the Year Award

08/04/2016 14:18

Andersen Press is proud to announce that we have won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher of the Year Prize in the European category.

Andersen Press is proud to announce that we have won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher of the Year Prize in the European category. As the first British publishing house to win this award, we are especially delighted to receive this honour in our 40th anniversary year.

The award, which acknowledges the most significant publishers in six different geographical locations, was presented to Andersen Press’ founder, Klaus Flugge, at an award ceremony in Bologna on the 4th April.

You can watch a video of the ceremony here.

The prize is awarded each year to the publishers who have most distinguished themselves for creative and publishing excellence over the year, showing originality as well as professional and intellectual skills. It aims to highlight the editorial projects, professional skills, and intellectual qualities of work produced by publishing houses all over the world in 2015.

Andersen Press was selected through a process of nominations by participating publishing houses along with those of Publishers Associations, book, and reading institutions throughout the world. Publishers shortlisted for the European category were Flying Eye Books/Nobrow (UK), Forlaget Hjulet (Denmark), Pato Lógico (Portugal) and Wytwórnia (Poland).

Other winners included South Africa’s Bumble Books who won the African prize, and Kalimat from the United Arab Emirates who were award the Asian prize. In the North American category, Canada’s Groundwood Books won whilst Ediciones Ekaré from Venezuela won the South American prize. The Oceania prize was given to Book Island, who are based in New Zealand.

For more information on the award please click here.