Klauss Flugge Prize 2019 winner revealed

12 September 2019 Share

The Klaus Flugge Prize for the most exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration 2019 has been awarded

The Klaus Flugge Prize for most exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration awarded to Jessica Love for Julian is a Mermaid

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The Klaus Flugge Prize honours publisher Klaus Flugge, a supremely influential figure in picture books, who this year celebrates the 40th anniversary of his publishing house Andersen Press.

Jessica Love grew up in Southern California, raised by a pair of artist parents. She studied printmaking and illustration at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and then went on to study acting at Juilliard. Jessica lives in Brooklyn. 

Julian is a Mermaid won the American Library Association 2019 Stonewall Book Award and was shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.