Children’s book author Pim Lammers (*1993) will give an online presentation at the EU Literature Festival in Tokio. He will read from his work and discuss the importance of gender and sexual diversity in youth literature. The event will be English (and Japanese) spoken and may be followed free of charge on this Wednesday morning from 10.00 to 10:45 European time (starting 18.00 in Japan) via the link below.
In the second half of this online talk on Children’s literature from Europe, Swedish author and illustrator Jakob Wegelius engages in a conversation with Yuko Matsumura, Associate professor at Seitoku University.
Born in 1993, Pim Lammers grew up on the Frisian countryside and has been writing ever since he was a child. In his teens he wrote his first ‘real’ story and won the WriteNow! Contest in Amsterdam. In the meantime Pim has been writing for both adults and children. In 2017 his debut The Lam That Was a Piglet (Het lammetje dat een varkentje is) was published by De Eenhoorn. It’s the first Dutch transgender-picture book, illustrated by Milja Praagman. In 2018 Pim received a Silver Slate for this book which made him the youngest Slate-winner in the history of this award. In 2020, the sequel to The Lam That Was a Piglet titled The Farmer and the Vet received the White Raven Award by the International Youth Library in Munich.
The Japanse translation of __Het lammetje dat een varken is_ (The Lam That Was a Piglet) by Saki Nagayama for Holp Shuppan publishers was supported by the Dutch Foundation for Literature.