We are excited to have an acclaimed French author in our midst ! From May 25 to May 28, Marie-Aude MURAIL will be guest of honour at the « Asian Festival of Children’s content » (AFCC) in Singapore. Marie-Aude Murail is the 2022 winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international distinction given to authors and illustrators of children’s books.

Marie-Aude Murail has a gift for creating characters that have a special bond with the reader, from the « Emilien » series to the more recent « Saviour and son » (Sauveur et fils). Her novels explore various themes of politics, history, love, adventure, fantasy and contemporary social issues. She has been translated into over 27 languages. She has been awarded most French prizes in the field of children’s books, including for Oh, Boy! (2015), which touches on the delicate topic of sexual identity, and Miss Charity (2008), inspired by the life of Beatrix Potter. In addition to her committed writing, she is an activist for literacy and children’s reading skills as well as the rights of refugee and migrant children.

Access the full programme of the Festival and get tickets here.

Location: National Library / Lee Kong Chian Reference Library 100 Victoria Street Singapore, 188064