Twenty debut picture books in the running for the illustration prize that highlights the most talented newcomers
The longlist for the 2019 Klaus Flugge Prize is announced today (Tuesday 12 February 2019). Established in 2016, the Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s book picture book illustration. It honours publisher Klaus Flugge, founder of publisher Andersen Press and a supremely influential figure in picture books.
For the second year running more than fifty books were submitted; twenty have made the longlist. Lincoln Books have three titles in contention, all books published under their new Lincoln First Editions imprint which was set up in 2017 specifically to highlight and develop new illustrators. In all sixteen different publishers are on the longlist including last year’s winners Barrington Stoke, and first timers LOM Art (Michael O’Mara).
The shortlist will be announced on 15 May 2019 live at a special evening event at Foyles Charing Cross Road and the winner will be revealed on 11 September 2019.
For more information, interview requests and images contact Andrea Reece
020 8889 1292/ 07807893369
The Klaus Flugge Prize is funded personally by Klaus Flugge and run independently of Andersen Press.