Authors’ Festival

CCBF Authors’ Festival aims to bring books closer to readers by offering children and their families a chance to interact with their favourite writers and illustrators. Foreign and Chinese children’s book creators will hold events at the fair and travel to different spots around town to perform readings, conduct workshops and sign books for their young fans.

A programme of more than 30 events has been designed with care to show you the best of children’s literature today.
The Authors’ Festival will reach its peak on Sunday 19 November with the CCBF Illustration Slam (CCBF Stage 2, 10:50-12:25), in which ten of our best illustrator guests will perform on stage for the fun of everyone!

海贝卡朵特梅 亚历山德拉·米热林斯卡和丹尼尔·米热林斯基

克里斯•霍顿 (爱尔兰) 贝娅特丽丝•阿勒玛尼娅(意大利)

马岱姝(中国) 郁蓉(中国)


海贝卡 朵特梅

Rébecca Dautremer (France)

Rébecca Dautremer was born in 1971 in Gap (France). She studied at the school of higher education for decorative art, l’École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, in Paris (ENSAD). Spotting her talent immediately, her teacher encouraged her to specialize in illustration for children. Her first book, La Chèvre aux loups, was published in 1996 by Gautier-Languereau, followed by best-selling titles such as Princesses oubliées ou inconnues (sold into 21 languages so far), and L’amoureux, which won the prestigious Prix Sorcières in 2004. She has illustrated over 40 titles, including prestigious works such as Alice in Wonderland, and A Bible. Her unique style and the quality of her work have seduced readers all over the world. She has been invited as guest of honor to Taipei and Buenos Aires book fairs. She also works in advertising and designs theater costumes. She was the artistic director for the animated film Kerity: la maison des contes (2009) and is currently working on a new film. Over 3 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide.

Website> http://www.rebeccadautremer.com/

What to read?

海贝卡 朵特梅

Programme highlights

Nov.11th-30th Les Belles histories ne meurent jamais
Rébecca Dautremer’s Art Exhibition
JIC Book Store (Pujiang store)
Nov.17th
10:30-11:30
What is the path to one own's illustration style? Rébecca Dautremer and Ma Daishu's Creative Talk
Dialogue targeting professional illustrators and illustration amateurs and moderated by Shanghai 99
CCBF Illustration Workshop Area
Nov.18th
10:30-12:30
A Morning with French Illustrator Rebecca Dautremer
Presentation of her latest titles and book signing.
JIC Book Store (Pujiang store)

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亚历山德拉·米热林斯卡和丹尼尔·米热林斯基

Aleksandra Mizielińska & Daniel Mizieliński (Poland)

Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński (both born in 1982) are graphic designers and book authors from Poland, graduates of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, founders of Hipopotam Studio. Partners in life and in art, the illustrators are associated with the revolution in the Polish children’s book market. Their bold style derives from comics and caricature, and their speciality is encyclopaedic books for children – exhaustive compendia of knowledge (in architecture, geography and art) in visually attractive forms. Their books, such as ‘H.O.U.S.E.’, ‘What Will Become of You?’, the ‘Welcome to Mamoko’ series, ‘Maps’, and “Under Earth, Under Water’, were published in over thirty countries. The title ‘Maps’– an international best seller – was sold in a combined total of over 3,000,000 copies all around the world. The duo has received numerous awards and distinctions for their book and Internet designs, including the prestigious international BolognaRagazzi Award (2010), the French Prix Sorcières (2013) and the Italian Premio Andersen (2013). Daniel lectures at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.

Website> http://hipopotamstudio.pl/

What to read?

Programme highlights

Nov.18th
10:30-12:00
A Million "Maps" in China: Celebration of the Best-selling Title Maps and Launch of the Authors' New Book Awesome Dangdang stand 1E01
Nov.19th
09:45-10:45
Children's Reading: Let the Kids Take the Lead with the "Mamoko" series! Book Presentation and Signing Rong Xin/Lelequ Stand 3H01
Nov.19th
10:50-12:25
CCBF llustration Slam! CCBF Stage 2

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克里斯•霍顿 (爱尔兰)

Chris Haughton (Ireland)

Chris Haughton is an Irish author/illustrator based in London. He was listed in Time magazine's 'DESIGN 100' for the work he has been doing for fair trade clothing company People Tree. He has written and illustrated four books. His debut book A Bit Lost was first published in English in September 2010. It has been translated into 22 languages and won 10 awards in 8 countries. In the UK it won Gold at the AOI Best of British Illustration Awards, 2010. SHH! We have a plan’ came out in March 2014 and won the UK Association of Illustrators Award for best children’s book. His iOS app, HATMONKEY came out in 2014 and virtual reality experience LITTLE EARTH launched in August 2017. Chris has also created a social business, madebynode.com to connect design and fair trade and make rugs and toys.

Website> http://www.chrishaughton.com/

What to read?

克里斯•霍顿 (爱尔兰)

Programme highlights

Nov.17th
11:40-12:25
LITTLE EARTH. How a picture book was adapted into an educational VR experience 2nd Stage
Nov.18th
14:00-15:00
Chris Haugthon Book Signing
A Bit Lost, OH No George!, SHH! We Have a Plan and Goodnight Everyone
启发站台8E02
Nov.19th
10:50-12:25
CCBF llustration Slam! CCBF Stage 2

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贝娅特丽丝•阿勒玛尼娅(意大利)

Beatrice Alemagna (Italy)

Beatrice Alemagna is a children’s writer and illustrator born in Bologna, Italy, in 1973. She is the author of more than 30 books, many of which have received multiple awards. Her book A Lion in Paris won a Special Mention at Bologna book fair in 2006 and the Best Book Prize in Taipei in 2007. Earlier this year, On a Magical Do-Nothing Day won the Landerneau Prize as Best book of the year and the Moulins Grand prix de l'illustration Moulins, two major French awards. France. Her books have been translated into more than 16 languages, including Chinese.

Website> https://www.beatricealemagna.com/

What to read?

贝娅特丽丝•阿勒玛尼娅(意大利)

Programme Highlights

Nov.17th
19:30-21:00
Meet and Greet and Presentation of Beatrice’s Book ZhongShuGe (RuiOu Store)
Nov.18th
10:00-11:00
Book Signing
Un lion à Paris, La gigantesque petite chose
Magic Elephant Stand 8E04
Nov.19th
10:50-12:25
CCBF llustration Slam! CCBF Stage 2

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马岱姝 (中国)

Ma Daishu (China)

Daishu Ma is a Chinese picture book author and illustrator working in Spain. Her first wordless graphic novel Leaf was published in China in 2014 and has subsequently been published in several languages in Europe and North America. She has illustrated classic children's stories from around the world, and collaborated with writers on creating original stories from China. As well as writing and illustrating fictional stories for both children and adults, Daishu has also been involved in non-fiction projects that bring science to a wider public. She is currently working on a non-fiction illustrated book on biology for young readers.

Website>http://www.daishuma.com/

What to read?

马岱姝(中国)

Programme highlights

Nov.17th
10:30-11:30
What is the path to one own's illustration style? Rébecca Dautremer and Ma Daishu's Creative Talk Illustration Workshop Area
Nov.18th
13:30-16:00
Shanghai, Shanghai! Live Illustration Performance
Roger Mello, Javier Zabala and Ma Daishu will create a large illustration to celebrate Shanghai and the 5th Anniversary of CCBF
The Illustration Great Wall
11月19日
09:30-10:30
"From the very, very beginning, I wanted to travel with you"—Book Launch and Discussion with the Authors of A Journey Together No.8 Meeting Room

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郁蓉(中国)

Yu Rong (China)

Yu Rong is an acclaimed British-Chinese children’s picture book illustrator. She holds degrees from Nanjing Normal University’s Art College and Royal King’s College, where she studied under Quentin Blake.
Her picture books have been published in Britain, America, China, Japan, Italy, France, Australia and other countries. In recent years, she has been working also with several Chinese publishers illustrating stories by the Hans Christian Andersen award winner Cao Wenxuan, and Andersen award nominee Qin Wenjun.
Yu Rong has developed a unique style that combines traditional Chinese hand paper-cuts with pencil drawing, experimenting the use of bold and intricate shapes, colours in order to create a rich, three dimensional artwork that brings the scenes alive and conveys subtle expressions of zest for life, humour and love to a young audience.
Yu Rong lives in the countryside of Cambridge with her husband, Donkey, her three children, Caterpillar, Chilli Pepper and Bean, and their German Pointer, Captain Sniff.

What to read?

郁蓉(中国)

Event Highlights

Nov.18th
10:00-11:30
The Art and The Idea: I am Drawing with my Favourite Illustrators
Meet Yu Rong and Caldecott illustrator Laura Vaccaro talk about their art while they create o the Illustration Great Wall
The Illustration Great Wall
Nov.19th
10:50-12.25
CCBF llustration Slam! CCBF Stage 2

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达妮拉·库洛特(德国)

Daniela Kulot (Germany)

Daniela Kulot was born in Schongau, Germany. She studied Art Education and German Studies at the University of Augsburg. She studied too Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg. Since 1993, apart from being a children’s books illustrator, she has worked as an independent painter. She has held exhibitions such as the International Biennale in Bratislava for Illustration in 1997; Nagayama Art Fair in Japan in 2002, the International Triennial in Tallin, Estonia in 2003 and 2013, the K4 Galerie Saarbrücken in the framework of the European Children's book fair in 2007 and Saint Petersburg, Russia in the context of the 11th German Week of St. Petersburg by invitation of the German Consulate General in 2014.

Website> http://daniela-kulot.de/

What to read?

达妮拉·库洛特(德国)

Programme Highlights

Nov.17th
14:00-16:00
Picture Books, A World of Love and Imagination: Daniela Kulot's Talk about Illustration
Creative dialogue on Daniela Picture Books’ art moderated by Zhao Xiaoyin, art director, Shanghai Juvenile and Children's Press
JIC Book Store (Pujiang Lu Store)
Nov.18th
11:50-13:50
Love is a Gift… But It Needs a Bit of Learning": Meet and Greet with Daniela Kulot, Author of the "Crocodile is in Love" series Juvenile & Children’s Publishing House stand 1G01
Nov.19th
9:30-10:30
Let's Draw Animals with Daniela Kulot!
Children are invited to fill our great wall with jungle animals
The Illustration Great Wall

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米莎•布莱斯 (美国)

Misha Blaise (USA)

Misha Blaise is a Croatian American, born in Canada, and raised in the Colorado Rockies. She is the author and illustrator of two books: This Phenomenal Life: The Amazing Ways We Are Connected with Our Universe, and This is Texas, Y'all! The Lone Star State From A to Z.
After completing a degree in Middle Eastern studies and working for years as a youth worker in Chicago, Misha started to carve her path as an artist. After a lot of rejection and a lot of hustle, she found her visual voice and has been able to collaborate with many outstanding brands. She believes that art can open doors of creativity and freedom in a world that can sometimes seem oppressively limited.

Website> www.mishablaise.com

What to read?

米莎•布莱斯 (美国)

Programme Highlights

Nov.17th
9:30-10:30
Misha Blaise's creative workshop
Creative Workshop for illustrators
Illustration Workshop Area
Nov.18th
13:20-14:05
Phenomenal Life, Mysterious Planet : CCBF Mini-Forum on Books and Ecology
A Discussion about Nature and Environment Preservation in Children’s Literature, with editors and writers from France, China and the USA.
CCBF Stage 2
Nov.19th
10:00-11:30
A Visit to Shanghai Natural History Museum with Misha Blaise Shanghai Natural History Museum

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郭姜燕 (中国)

Guo Jiangyan (China)

Guo Jiangyan is a Chinese writer for young readers and a member of the Jiangsu Writers Association. Born in Rugao, Jiangsu province, she is one of the most prominent Chinese language and literature school teachers in Suzhou and Nantong.
Many of her short stories have been published in popular children’s magazine, including “Children’s Literature” and “Art and Literature for the Youth”, “Children’s Literary Magazine” and “Ideawood” (Yilin).
She has penned several novels and story collections, including “I’ve Seen an Ant, I’ve Seen a Cloud”, “This is our Secret” and “Guess Where I Come from”. In 2016, her last title “The Postman of Buluo Town” was included in the prestigious “China’s Best Books” list and won the China Best Children’s Book Award as well as the “Five Top Cultural Products Award” in the literature category.

What to read?

郭姜燕 (中国)

Programme Highlights

Nov.19th
9:30-10:30
Guo Jiangyan's New Book Presentation and Public Reading Dangdang stand 1E01

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张弘 (中国)

Zhang Hong (China)

Zhang Hong is an award-winning writer for children. Born and educated in Shanghai, she started writing fantasy in school and has published 15 books so far.
Her books include The Sun Sweater (picture book), E-Girl At E Class (novel), The Horse Of The Captain (collections of fantasy stories), Dou Dou And Auntie Magic (bridge book), Wonderlands: A Magical Atlas (essays). She is also the Chinese translator of several children’s classics including Charlotte’s Web.
In May, 2014, ZHANG Hong founded “Magic Reading” a Wechat media platform that promotes children’s reading, mainly for kids aged 2 to 10. This non-profit project enjoys great increasing popularity among parents and children alike: it is followed today by 150,000 people all across the country.
Zhang Hong graduated from Fudan University (Shanghai) and holds a Master’s degree from Cardiff University, UK. She is listed among Shanghai’s Top 10 Youngsters in Culture.

Wechat>magicreading(wechat)

What to read?

张弘 (中国)

Programme Highlights

Nov.17th
13:30-14:30
Revisiting Classics through Pictures: Launch of Charlotte's Web illustrated edition in Chinese Language
In dialogue with Li Xin, chief editor, Thinkingdom, China e
Thinkingdom Children's Books 7F01
Nov.19th
13:20-14:05
Chinese Words, English Pictures Lauch of Zhang Hong's New Title Happy Little Crayons CCBF 1st Stage

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