IBBY Internatıonal Congress


Crossing Boundaries: Translations and Migrations


23-26 August 2012

Imperial College,London-UK


“As the UK Children’s Laureate for 2009-2011 I am delighted that the 33rd IBBY International Congress will be held in London in August 2012. I have a strong affection for IBBY and the work you do across the world to bring together children and their books, particularly in those places it is most needed. I saw this first-hand when I attended the IBBY Congress in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, to collect my much-cherished Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration. Like you, I want to encourage all children to discover books and enjoy reading. Of course, I hope they will discover and enjoy my books and those of other British authors and illustrators, but I also want them to experience the rich diversity of books and stories from other cultures around the world. The 2012 IBBY Congress has this as its central theme: an exploration of how our stories and books migrate, translate and find children across countries and across cultures. I look forward to welcoming you to London in 2012 to what I am certain will be an exciting and stimulating IBBY Congress.”

Anthony Browne
Children’s Laureate 2009-2011

For further information: http://www.ibbycongress2012.org/