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Author of Kiki's Delivery Service wins int'l award www3.nhk.or.jp

posted by  Yubi | 4¬†months, 3¬†weeks ago in Anime & Manga

A Japanese author of children's books, Eiko Kadono, has won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, considered the Nobel Prize for children's literature.

The Swiss-based International Board on Books for Young People made the announcement on Monday.

Kadono is best known as the author of "Kiki's Delivery Service." The novel, about a young witch, was adapted into an animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki called "Majo no Takkyubin."