Taiwanese illustrator Fifi Kuo is in the running to win one of children’s illustrations most coveted awards.
Established in 2016, the Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s book picture book illustration. It honours publisher Klaus Flugge, founder of publisher Andersen Press and a supremely influential figure in picture books.
Nominated for her work I Can Fly, Fifi is originally from Taiwan where she did a BA in Landscape Architecture Design. She has completed an MA in illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, where she has discovered her own unique style of drawing. She hopes to deliver a meaningful message through her drawings, and penguin and panda are her first characters.
I Can Fly tells the story of Penguin. A small penguin sees all the birds in the sky and wants to fly like them. Penguin tries everything he can - but to no avail. But he soon learns from his dad that he can fly - underwater!
The shortlist will be announced on 15 May 2019 live at a special evening event at Foyles Charing Cross Road and the winner will be revealed on 11 September 2019.