Anton Van Hertbruggen has been awarded a Silver Medal by the Society of Illustrators in the US for his illustrations for The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have, a beautifully illustrated story about a boy and his imaginary dog, written by Edward van de Vendel and translated by me.
For its annual exhibition, The Original Art, the Society of Illustrators selects illustrations from the best children’s books published in the US that year. This year the selection included two Flemish titles: not only The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have, but also Red by Jan De Kinder, translated by me. A professional jury awards one gold and two silver medals to the selected works. Anton Van Hertbruggen is the first Flemish illustrator to win one of these medals.
The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have and Red were both published by Eerdmans, with the support of the Flemish Literature Fund. The two books were also featured in the American Booksellers Association’s 2015 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.