Bologna Ragazzi Award: i vincitori 2023

Bologna Ragazzi Award: the 2023 winners

The Bologna Ragazzi Award awarded the best illustrated books for children and teenagers of its 56th edition. Here are the books awarded in the categories of one of the most prestigious competitions in the world

Il Bologna Boys Award, now in its 56th edition, has awarded the most beautiful books in the world. The award ceremony took place in support of the Bologna Children’s Bookfair (scheduled for March), an event linked to children’s books now in its 60th edition. The award, linked to recommendations from all over the world, aims to select the most beautiful illustrated books for children and teenagers. The SCARED is to date one of the most recognized prestigious for children’s publishing, but also a great opportunity for business for award-winning publishers: winning the prize or a mention favors the sale of book rights and allows you to bring your work to the attention of world publishing, also thanks to the consequent promotion carried out during the fair and on social networks.

Bologna Ragazzi Award: the winners

The Bologna Ragazzi Award is divided into various categories and the books compete thanks to recommendations from all over the world; this year, for the first time, books from Bangladesh, Cyprus, Macedonia, Malaysia, Puerto Rico and Venezuela arrive on the prize tables. 2349 the titles nominated by 59 countries. Below are the winners divided by category:

  • Fiction: “Everything that happened before you arrived” illustrato da Yael Frankel.
  • Non Fiction: “Art of Protest” by De Nichols, illustrated by Diana Dagadita, Saddo, Olivia Twist, Molly Mendoza, Diego Becas.
  • First work: “Mariedl. Une histoire gigantesque” (Mariedl. A Gigantic Story) with text and illustrations by Laura Simonati.
  • New Horizons: “El bolso” (The Purse) by María José Ferrada with illustrations by Ana Palmero Cáceres.
  • Photography (special category): “Seen and Unseen” by Elizabeth Partridge with images by Lauren Tamaki.
  • Comics – early readers: Whose Sock?”, text and drawings by Sun Jun.
  • Comics – Middle Grade: “Un matin” (One Morning) by Jérôme Dubois with drawings by Laurie Agusti.
  • Comics – Young adults: “Planetarium Ghost Travel The Art of Sakatsuki Sakana” con testo e disegni di Sakana Sakatsuki.

After the Bologna Ragazzi Award, there will be no shortage of events in Italy either in February: in fact, Testo Firenze is back.