Programme Overview

CCBF is a content-oriented platform, which puts knowledge exchange and discovery at the centre of its mission. In a period marred by change and uncertainties, knowledge exchange is more important than ever. It is the duty of all bookfairs to maintain any kind of activities that provide the most updated information to a professional community eager to learn and share in these difficult times, even though it cannot be physically brought together this time.

Publishers, writers, illustrators, educators, and children’s entertainment specialists visiting the Book fair will all find sessions that suit their needs. This year’s programme blends presential events with digital elements, which will ensure that voices from all over the world can be heard in Shanghai during CCBF. Some sessions will be broadcasted on the Fair’s social networks in the days following the closure of the fair.

Dec 02 2022
13:30 14:20

Official Conference and Seminars

Award Winners' Series: Creative Talk with Jean-Claude Mourlevat

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With its 'Award winners' series', CCBF offers you an intimate encounter with internationally recognised children's writers and illustrators. Not only will you discover their life and career, you will also get a chance to ask all your questions to some of the most recognised children's book authors of our times.

Jean-Claude Mourlevat is one of the most influential writers of his generation and the first French laureate of the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, in 2021. His writing is wide-ranging and diverse-his 14 novels for children and young adults oscillate from social critique to tale, fable and fantasy genres, all of them showing a unique ability to renew the fairy tale tradition.

Several of his novels have been translated in Chinese, including The Upside Down River, La troisième vengeance de Robert Poutifard, The Pull of the Ocean, and Jefferson.

Moderator:
Judith Oriol (France), Cultural Attachée-Books and Debate of Ideas, Embassy of France in China

Speakers:
Jean-Claude Mourlevat (UK), Writer

*Speech in French with Chinese subtitles

Tips:
The organiser reserves the right to change the meeting time, theme and guests. The final arrangement is subject to change without notice

16:00 16:45

Official Conference and Seminars

Award Winners' Series: Creative Talk with Peter Sís

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With its 'Award winners' series', CCBF offers you an intimate encounter with internationally recognised children's writers and illustrators. Not only will you discover their life and career, you will also get a chance to ask all your questions to some of the most recognised children's book authors of our times.

Peter Sís is Czech-American illustrator, author and film maker, winner of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award for his lifelong achievement. Praised for his extraordinary capacity to turn universal and complex subjects into captivating stories accessible to both children and adults, Peter Sís is considered a master in expressing the deepest emotions through his detailed images and texts.

Peter Sís will discuss his work in conversation with Simon Boughton, publisher of Sís' latest title just launched in China, Nick and Vera.

Moderator:
A Jia (China), Writer, Translator, Researcher and Advocate for Reading Programmes

Speakers:
Simon Boughton (USA), Publishing Director, Norton Young Readers
Peter Sís (USA/Czech Republic), Illustrator, Author and Film Maker

*Speech in English with Chinese subtitles

Tips:
The organiser reserves the right to change the meeting time, theme and guests. The final arrangement is subject to change without notice.