Do You Need Me to Draw You a Picture? Book Illustrators Demand Equal Status

  • 2016-11-29
  • The Irish Times

Children’s Books Ireland issued a statement after last week’s Irish Book Awards voicing concern over what it saw as the failure to honour award-winning illustrator Margaret Anne Suggs equally for her contribution to Pigín of Howth, written by Kathleen Watkins, which won the junior children’s book of the year prize.

Here, a broad cross-section of writers, ilustrators and publishers address the issue of equal recognition for illustrators of picture books.