Do Books Travel: Is There a European Aesthetic?

Do Books Travel: Is There a European Aesthetic?

14 Mar 2017, 13:00 - 14:00

Club Room, National Hall Gallery

Language:
English

This joint seminar with IBBY UK, the British Council and IBBY Poland, this year's Market Focus, will consider the role of pictures in books in translation. In some cases, illustration is the driving factor in a book's international success, whilst in others pictures don't seem to ‘travel’ to new climes. This seminar will explore picture book aesthetic and whether or not pictures can cross borders to find homes in new countries. 

 

The panel includes Daniel and Aleksandra Mizieliński, illustrators of the widely-successful Maps (published by Dwie Siostry in Poland and Big Picture Press). Kasia Domańska (Dwie Siostry) and Lisa Edwards (Templar and Big Picture Press) will discuss the success of this book and the different considerations both UK and Polish publishers think of when buying or selling rights abroad. Polish illustrator Marta Ignerska will also join UK illustrator Sara Fanelli in a discussion about their work and the idea of picture book aesthetic in relation to their countries. Ignerska is a three-time winner of Bologna Ragazzi Awards and is known for the creative verve she brings to illustrating and designing her books. Fanelli is an Italian-born British illustrator, whose work has received international recognition including the National Art Library Illustration Award for Pinocchio. The event will be chaired by Duncan Partridge of the English Speaking Union.

 

Contributors

  • Lisa Edwards

    Speaker

    Publishing Director

    Templar Publishing

    Lisa Edwards is a highly experienced publishing director, having worked across both children’s and adult imprints for over 20 years. As a Publishing...

  • Sara Fanelli

    Speaker

    Illustrator

    Sara Fanelli was born in Florence, Italy. She has been working in London as an illustrator since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1995....

  • Marta Ignerska

    Speaker

    Illustrator

    One of Poland’s most frequently awarded illustrators of the younger generation; she also works in design, graphic art, and press illustrations. She...

  • Aleksandra Mizieliński

    Speaker

    Author and Illustrator

    An illustrator who is associated with the revolution in the Polish children’s book market along with Daniel Mizieliński. Their bold style derives...

  • Daniel Mizieliński

    Speaker

    Author and illustrator

    An illustrator who is associated with the revolution in the Polish children’s book market along with Daniel Mizieliński. Their bold style derives...

  • Duncan Partridge

    Chairperson

    Director Of Education

    English-Speaking Union

    Duncan has enjoyed a diverse career, which has included: leadership roles in international primary schools in Lesotho, Peru, Argentina and Italy,...

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