Sita Brahmachari receives her IBBY Honour for Writing

Sita was nominated and awarded by IBBY for writing Tender Earth, published by Macmillan.  She collected her award at Waterstones, Piccadilly.  The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.

IBBY: Tender Earth is a richly textured story of personal growth and political awareness with a cast of characters reflecting the diversity of UK society and described by Amnesty International UK as illuminating the importance of equality, friendship and solidarity.

In an evening of fascinating interview and discussion the other awards were given to Viviane Schwartz for illustration for I Am Henry Finch (Walker Books) and Charlotte Barslund for translating Wildwitch Wildfire from Danish (Pushkin Children’s Books)

Sita is pictured here with her editor at Macmillan, Venetia Gosling.

Posted on September 28, 2018