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BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan Pienkowski, the award-winning Polish-born author and illustrator, famous for his iconic Meg and Mog books as well as many pop-ups, has been awarded the 2019 BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award.

The BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the body of work of an author or illustrator who has made an outstanding contribution to children's literature. The award has been running since 2015 to recognise an author or illustrator's lifetime of work. Previous winners include Shirley Hughes, Judith Kerr, Raymond Briggs, Helen Oxenbury and the late John Burningham, who were awarded the first ever double prize in 2018. 

Jan Pie?"kowski, aged 82, was born in Poland in 1936 and spent his early years there as well as Bavaria, Vienna and Italy before arriving in England at 10 years old. 

Jan was an innovator in book illustration, particularly for his signature silhouette cut-out illustrations and his pop-ups.



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