Looking into the Future: Children's Picture Book Illustration in the Spotlight

Looking into the Future: Children's Picture Book Illustration in the Spotlight

13 Mar 2019, 13:00 - 14:00

Children's Hub

A seminar for anyone with an interest in creating or selling picture books.

Picture book illustration is a universal language with top illustrators selling millions of copies internationally. The Klaus Flugge Prize, set up in honour of influential publisher Klaus Flugge of Andersen Press, celebrates new picture book talent and in this special session an expert panel of industry professionals, chaired by critic and Klaus Flugge Prize chair of judges Julia Eccleshare, will spotlight current trends in picture book illustration, what is exciting the market at the moment, as well as what characterises the enduring best in illustration. Discover what publishers across the world are looking for and what to watch out for in the year ahead. Klaus Flugge himself will be a special guest in the audience.


  • Julia Eccleshare MBE


    Julia Eccleshare MBE is a leading authority in children’s literature.  She is children’s director of the Hay Festival and head of Public Lending...

  • Professor Martin Salisbury


    Professor Martin Salisbury is Course Leader, MA Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art and Director, the Centre for Children’s...

  • Suzanne Carnell


    In a career which began at Penguin (NZ and UK), Suzanne has worked with many of today's best known authors and illustrators including Emily Gravett,...

  • Ness Wood


    Ness Wood is an award-winning book designer, lecturer and has qualifications in design history. As a freelance book designer and art director, Ness...