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A celebration of the Klaus Flugge Prize with WINNER Emma Lewis & shortlister Francesca Sanna (with Nicolette Jones)

Thursday 14th September 18:30 at London - Tottenham Court Road

Now in its second year, the Klaus Flugge Prize celebrates picture book art and is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s book illustration.

At this special event, the winner Francesca Sanna and shortlistee Emma Lewis will discuss their books, fellow shortlistees, their illustration styles and their journey to publication. It will be chaired by Klaus Flugge Prize judge and Sunday Times children’s books editor Nicolette Jones.

This is an unmissable event for anyone interested in children’s book illustration or keen to pursue a career as an illustrator.


Emma Lewis is an illustrator living in London. She studied at Falmouth University and Camberwell College of Arts and is inspired by folk art and Scandinavian design. The judges described her book The Museum of Me as interesting and visually exciting book, and praising her skilful use of collage. The judged the mock-naïve illustrations well done and found the influence of Scandinavian illustrators clear in the careful design and clean aesthetics.


Francesca Sanna grew up in Italy and is currently based in Zurich, Switzerland. The Journey has been translated into 14 languages, and has been awarded with the gold medal of the Society of Illustrators (US) and the Premi Llibreter (Spain). It was shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and won the Amnesty CILIP Honour. The judges found The Journey a highly original book in both style and content, and the interplay between text and illustration is superb.

London - Tottenham Court Road Waterstones, London - Tottenham Court Road
Thursday 14th September 18:30

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