Beatrice Alemagna comes to Edinburgh for this year’s Picture Hooks Lecture where she will speak about her career, her processes, her influences and her latest books.
Beatrice Alemagna is one of the most acclaimed illustrators working today. Born in Bologna, Italy and now based in Paris, she decided at the age of eight that she would be “a painter and writer of novels”. She has now published over 30 books for children, which have been translated into Swedish, English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, German, Greek, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, Lithuanian, appealing to children and adults worldwide.
Her techniques of illustration range from the use of pencil and paint to collage and embroidery. A superb storyteller, her imaginative books are completely intertwined works where the words and the pictures meld seamlessly and become one.
A very long list of accolades include the Premio Andersen Award, a Bologna Ragazzi Mention, five White Ravens Awards, three Baobab Prizes for the most innovative books for children and “The Best Book of the Year” Landerneau Prize.
For more information visit www.beatricealemagna.com
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