Today Raymond Briggs receives the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2017. The ceremony taking place at The Southbank Centre in London is in its third year. Previous awards were given to Shirley Hughes in 2015 and Judith Kerr in 2016.
The Judging Panel were: Critic and broadcaster Nicolette Jones, writer and illustrator Chris Ridell, human rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti, illustrator Cressida Cowell, poet John Agard, and Chief Executive of the Book Trust Diana Gerald.
About The Book Trust : http://www.booktrust.org.uk
“The BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a children’s writer or illustrator whose body of work, in the opinion of the panel of judges, merits recognition for a lifetime’s achievement in children’s literature. It is a separate recognition to the Children’s Laureate in that it is purely celebratory and is not attached to any wider purpose of promoting children’s literature. BookTrust intends it to be awarded to a person who is not likely to become Children’s Laureate in the future.”