- Toute une vie à écrire
- La Joie de Lire, Geneva
- Translation rights
- Carina Diez Solari, email@example.com
- Publication date
- March 2020
Sylvie Neeman was born in Lausanne in 1963. After a BA in Literature and the birth of her two daughters, she specialized in children’s literature. She regularly contributes to the journal “Parole de l’Institut suisse Jeunesse et Médias”, which she has edited for 14 years, and writes columns for the newspaper Le Temps. She has published a novel for adults, several short stories, and four albums for children.
Albertine is a prize-winning Swiss illustrator of international reputation. She has been part of numerous exhibitions both in Switzerland and abroad. She is the first Swiss artist to receive the prestigious Golden Apple BIB for Marta et la bicyclette (Marta and the Bicycle). She received the Prix Jeunesse et Médias en 2009 pour La Rumeur de Venise and the Prix Sorcières pour Les Oiseaux, published in 2010. In 2021, the same book was selected under the ten best books from the year by the New York Times Book Review. In 2016, she received the first prize at Bologna Book Fair for Mon tout petit (My little One).
Albertine just received the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award 2020 for the body of her work. Visit albertine.ch for more information.