March 18, 2021
B. J. Epstein shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
SELTA member B. J. Epstein’s translation of Sarah Lundberg’s The Bird Within Me (Book Island) has been shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2021.
The Kate Greenaway Medal celebrates illustrated children’s books and The Bird Within Me is the only translation on the shortlist of eight. Sara Lundberg’s picture book is based on the life of Swedish artist Beata Hansson (1910–1994) and is published by Book Island. The results will be announced on 16 June 2021.
B. J. deserves congratulations not only for making the shortlist but for getting translated picture books out into the world.