Kitty Crowther (B)
Kitty Crowther was raised in an international environment in Brussels. Her father was English, her mother of Swedish origin. She studied visual arts and illustration at the Institut Saint-Luc in Brussels. As a young illustrator, she received the Jury Prize from the Salon du Livre de Jeunesse in Montreuil, a French illustration prize for up-and-coming talent, in 1992. Her first book, Mon Royaume, was published two years later, and became an instant success. She then consolidated her international reputation with Mijn vriend Jim, and has since illustrated 20 books for both children and adults.
Crowther has also been awarded the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA), considered the Nobel Prize for youth literature. The jury described Crowther as ‘the master of line but also of atmosphere. She maintains the tradition of the picture book while transforming and renewing it. In her world, the door between imagination and reality is wide open. She addresses the reader gently and personally, but with profound effect.’
A-Z lectures take place on Tuesday at Zebrazaal at Z33.
Entrance is free, but registration is required.
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