The Golden Paintbrush 2017, the most important Dutch prize for an illustrator of children’s and young adult literature, goes to Martijn van der Linden for Tangram Cat. Author Maranke Rinck received a Silver Slate for this book.
Tangram Cat will be translated into Catalan, Chinese, English, French and Spanish. The Dutch Foundation for Literature presented a stand with life size illustrations taken from Tangram Cat at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair earlier this year (see photo).
Works by Dutch illustrator Martijn van der Linden (b. 1979) have been published in more than twelve countries and received several awards. Children’s author Maranke Rinck (b. 1976) and Van der Linden have worked together since 2004. Previous works include The Other Rabbit (translated by Laura Watkinson) and I feel a foot!, both published by Lemniscaat USA.