Photos supplied by Isol
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2013
Isol is an illustrator, cartoonist, graphic artist, writer, singer and composer. She was born in 1972 and lives and works in Argentina. For her contributions to children's and young adult literature, she won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award from the Swedish Arts Council in 2013. In her acceptance speech, Isol said many wonderful things. Here is one: "What reader could be more demanding than a child? Children have a lot of things to discover and I'd better be on their high level in order to satisfy their huge capacity for curiosity. I get my inspiration from what's wild, from what's ridiculous, from that independence of culture that children enjoy."
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