Award Winners Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List

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List of Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing winners from every year the award has been given out. All Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing award are listed along with photos for every Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing winners of all time. Anybody who won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing, so most of the famous Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You're able to copy this list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you use on a regular basis. List items range from Gianni Rodari to Margaret Mahy. (28 items)

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Aidan Chambers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Aidan Chambers is a British author of children's and young-adult novels. He won both the British Carnegie Medal and the American Printz Award for Postcards from No Man's Land. For his ...more

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Ana Maria Machado is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Ana Maria Machado is a Brazilian writer of children's books, one of the most significant alongside Lygia Bojunga Nunes and Ruth Rocha. She received the international Hans Christian Andersen ...more

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Annie M.G. Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Anna Maria Geertruida "Annie" Schmidt was a Dutch writer. She is called the mother of the Dutch theatrical song and the queen of Dutch children's literature, praised for her ...more

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Astrid Lindgren is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for children's book series featuring Pippi Longstocking, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby ...more

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Bohumil Říha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Bohumil Říha Bohumil Říha was a Czech writer best known for children's books. For his lasting contribution to children's literature he received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1980. One of his ...more

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Cecil Bødker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Cecil Bødker is a Danish writer and poet, most famous for young-adult fiction books about the character "Silas". For her "lasting contribution to children's ...more

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Christine Nöstlinger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Christine Nöstlinger is an Austrian writer best known for children's books. For her career contribution to "children's and young adult literature in the broadest sense", she ...more

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David Almond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
David Almond FRSL is a British author who has written several novels for children or young adults from 1998, each one to critical acclaim. He is one of thirty children's writers, and one of ...more

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Eleanor Farjeon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Eleanor Farjeon was an English author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Several of her works had illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Some of her ...more

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Erich Kästner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Emil Erich Kästner was a German author, poet, screenwriter and satirist, known primarily for his humorous, socially astute poems and for children's books including Emil and the Detectives. ...more

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Gianni Rodari is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Gianni Rodari was an Italian writer and journalist, most famous for his children's books, notably Il romanzo di Cipollino. For his lasting contribution as a children's writer he received the ...more

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James Krüss is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
James Krüss was a German writer of children's and picture books, illustrator, poet, dramatist, scriptwriter, translator, and collector of children's poems and folk songs. For his ...more

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Jürg Schubiger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Jürg Schubiger Jürg Schubiger is a writer.

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Katherine Paterson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Katherine Paterson is an American author best known for children's novels. For four different books published 1975-1980, she won two Newbery Medals and two National Book Awards. She is one of ...more

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Lygia Bojunga Nunes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Lygia Bojunga is a Brazilian writer of children's books under the name Lygia Bojunga Nunes. She is one of three people to win the two major international awards: for "lasting contribution ...more

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Margaret Mahy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Margaret Mahy, ONZ was a New Zealand author of children's and young adult books. Many of her story plots have strong supernatural elements but her writing concentrates on the themes of human ...more

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Maria Gripe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Maria Gripe, born Maja Stina Walter, was a Swedish author of books for children and young adults, often written in a magical and mystical tone. For her lasting contribution to children's ...more

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Martin Waddell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Martin Waddell Martin Waddell is a British writer of children's books. He may be known best for the texts of picture books that feature anthropomorphic animals, especially the Little Bear series illustrated by ...more

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Meindert DeJong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Meindert De Jong, sometimes spelled de Jong, DeJong or Dejong was a Dutch-born American writer of children's books. He won the international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1962 for his ...more

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Michio Mado is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Michio Mado was a Japanese poet. He received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1994 for his "lasting contribution to children's literature".

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Uri Orlev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Urine Orlev is an Israeli children's author and translator of Polish-Jewish origin. He received the international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1996 for his "lasting contribution to ...more

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Patricia Wrightson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Patricia Wrightson OBE was an Australian writer of several highly regarded and influential children's books. Her reputation came to rest largely on her magic realist titles. Her books, including ...more

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Virginia Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Virginia Esther Hamilton was a multi-award winning African-American children's books author. She wrote 41 books, including M. C. Higgins, the Great, for which she won the U.S. National Book ...more

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Paula Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Paula Fox is an American writer of novels for adults and children and of two memoirs. For her contributions as a children's writer she won the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen ...more

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René Guillot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
René Guillot René Guillot was a French writer of children's books who lived, worked and travelled in French West Africa. For his lasting contribution as a children's writer Guillot received the ...more

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Scott O'Dell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Scott O'Dell was an American author of 26 novels for young people, along with three novels for adults and four nonfiction books. He wrote historical fiction, primarily, including several ...more

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Tormod Haugen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Tormod Haugen was a Norwegian writer of children's books and translator. For his "lasting contribution to children's literature" he received the international Hans Christian Andersen

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Tove Jansson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing Winners List
Tove Marika Jansson was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. For her contribution as a children's writer she received the Hans Christian Andersen ...more