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Da Wu is a picture book author and illustrator from China. Many of his works and essays are published in periodicals such as "Du You" and "Youth Digest" in China. He used to illustrate for authors including Keigo Higashino, Li Juan, and Liu Liangcheng. His picture book The King of Trees was selected by the UK dPICTUS in 2019 as one of the "World's 100 Outstanding Picture Books" and was exhibited at the Frankfurt Book Fair that year. In 2019, his picture book Bird and Statue was awarded the New Talent Prize at the BIBF Ananas International Illustration Exhibition.
Dai Yun is a children’s book author. She received a BA from the School of Foreign Languages, Nanjing University, and MA from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Sudan's Rhino Horn, Where Do We Go?, The Wandering Chicken, and The Plane Tree are among her most notable pieces. Her works have won a number of prestigious national awards in China, including being named one of the Recommended Books by the National Library of China's Wenjing Book Award, as well as the first prize in the 7th Feng Zikai Children's Picture Book Award, which is considered the highest Chinese picture book honor.
Liu Hangyu is a picture book author-illustrator and children's literature writer who was born in 1993. He is the author of several picture books, including I Really Want Strawberries, A Falling Whale, Climbing Trees, and the novel Under Your Feet, Under My Feet. He has received the 2020 Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award Annual Book Picture Book Award, the 2020 China Most Beautiful Book, the Bingxin Children's Literature New Work Award, the Bronze Sunflower Children's Novel Award, the Jieli Cup Jinbo Children Literature Award, and the Picture Book Times Award.
Jiu Er was born in China's northeast area and now lives in Beijing. She was devoted to sculptural design for many years and displayed her works at the International Sculpture Symposium on numerous occasions. Since 2012, she has concentrated on the creation of picture books. Her exhibition "Hometown Encounter - Jiu Er's Original Pictures Gallery“ was held in the Capital Library of China in July 2015. She has acted as a judge for both the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators' Competition at China's Children Book Fair and the first Zhang Leping Picture Book Award in 2016. Her illustrations in Don’t Jump Rope with A Frog were nominated for an annual honorable mention in the Chinese Board on Books for Young People (CBBY), making her the first female Chinese illustrator to reach the International Board of Books for Young People's booklist (IBBY).
After retiring from the China Children’s Press and Publishing House, Zhou Xu began to focus on writing. He enjoys painting, photography, collecting stamps, fishing, and traveling. He began creating picture books again when he was 50 years old. His works include Playing Snowballs, Heavy Snow Can’t Cover the Way Home, Pull The Turnip, The House Full of Holes, Little Rabbit Who Likes to Wear an Apron, and others.
Svjetlan Junaković was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1961. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan in 1985. He is a docent at Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, and currently teaches at the International School of Illustration in Sarmede, Italy. He has been nominated for three times and shortlisted twice for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. His works have been awarded Grigor Vitez Prize for the best book for five times, and have been selected for Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Illustrator Exhibition for several times. The Big Book of Animal’s Portrait has been selected into the Bologna Illustrations Exhibition 50 years Master Exhibition. So far his works have been translated into dozens of languages and got published worldwide. “Svjetlan Junaković presents beautiful compositions that are expressive and emotional,while at the same time playful, imaginative and evocative.” — Hans Christian Andersen Award jury members