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2015 Batchelder Award kudos to Laura Watkinson

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Congratulations to Laura Watkinson of SCBWI The Netherlands, whose translation from Dutch of Mikis and the Donkey, written by Bibi Dumon Tak, earned the 2015 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for Eerdmans!

The Batchelder recognizes "an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States."

With more than 45 years of history, the Batchelder is a prestigious honor for children's literature translated into English. Laura's work has received a Batchelder Award three times, which is amazing!! Hearty congratulations!

Avery Fischer Udagawa
International Translator Coordinator, SCBWI
#1 - February 09, 2015, 07:25 PM


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