A young person who reads a book today takes that book into tomorrow, is shaped and influenced by the work, learns from it, remembers it, holds it inside. And because this happens to books written for the young children's and young adult literature is important - more important, one could argue, than writing for adults.

The 2019 laurete Bart Moeyaert at the announcement in Bologna Children's Book Fair. Photo: Susanne Kronholm

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