Celebrating the Klaus Flugge Prize with star picture book creators Petr Horáĉek and Mariajo Ilustrajo

Waterstones Piccadilly 6.30pm Tuesday 14 May 2024

Hear Petr Horáĉek and Mariajo Ilustrajo in discussion and meet the rising stars of 2024

In advance of the shortlist announcement for the 2024 Klaus Flugge Prize award-winning author-illustrators Petr Horáĉek and Mariajo Ilustrajo will be in conversation with Julia Eccleshare, discussing the art of contemporary picture book illustration.

The Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s book illustration. It honours publisher Klaus Flugge, founder of children’s publisher Andersen Press and a supremely influential figure in picture books. Past winners of the prize include Joseph Namara Hollis, Flavia Z. Drago, Eva Eland, Jessica Love and Kate Milner.

Mariajo Ilustrajo won the award in 2023 and both she and Petr Horáĉek are judges on this year’s prize.

All of the illustrators longlisted for the 2024 Klaus Flugge Prize have been invited together with their editors. Bring your questions for Petr and Mariajo plus questions about new trends in picture book illustration and what characterises the enduring best in picture book art.

£6 general admission, which includes a glass of wine or soft drink.

Click the links below to see the 2024 Klaus Flugge Prize longlist in full:

Longlist announcement | Bookshop.org

The shortlist will be announced on 15 May 2024 and the winner will be revealed on 11 September 2024.

For more information and interview requests contact Andrea Reece
020 8889 1292/ 07807893369


The Klaus Flugge Prize is funded personally by Klaus Flugge and run independently of Andersen Press.

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