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Armin Greder Armin Greder i(A65114 works by)
Born: Established: 1942 Biel, Berne,
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Switzerland,
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1971 Departed from Australia: 2000
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BiographyHistory

After migrating to Australia and settling in Brisbane, Greder worked as a graphic designer. From 1978 to 1998 he taught design and illustration at the Queensland College of Art, Brisbane. He worked on his picture books in between teaching. In 2000 he moved back to Switzerland to live and work. His art reflects his European background and charcoal often features in his work. As of 2017, he was based in Peru.

Sources:

The Children's Book Council of Australia (Queensland Branch) Inc. website, http://www.cbc.org.au/qld/ (Sighted 22/20/07);

Scobie, Susan (comp.) The Dromkeen Book of Australian Children's Illustrators (1997) 62-63.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Mediterranean Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 14688783 2018 single work picture book children's

'Precarious boats navigate the waters of the sea, from south to north. And more often than not, it is not only hope that drowns. A devastating indictment of our society's treatment of refugees by the creator of The Island.

'With eloquent and devastating imagery, the creator of the multi-award-winning book The Island again asks us to examine our responses to the plight of refugees. How long will we remain silent witnesses?'  (Publication summary)

2019 honour book CBCA Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon The Mediterranean Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 14688783 2018 single work picture book children's

'Precarious boats navigate the waters of the sea, from south to north. And more often than not, it is not only hope that drowns. A devastating indictment of our society's treatment of refugees by the creator of The Island.

'With eloquent and devastating imagery, the creator of the multi-award-winning book The Island again asks us to examine our responses to the plight of refugees. How long will we remain silent witnesses?'  (Publication summary)

2019 honour book CBCA Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon Flight Kew East : Windy Hollow , 2015 8300096 2015 single work picture book children's (taught in 1 units)

'Tonight is the night.

'The family has to flee.

'They've been tipped off that the authorities are after their blood.

'Set in biblical times, a small family sets off across a desert in search of refuge from persecution in their own country, and an ancient story becomes a fable for our times. Their journey is beset by heat and thirst, threatening tanks and the loss of their donkey, but eventually they reach a refugee camp where they can wait in safety for asylum in another country.

'In this first-time collaboration between multi-award-winning author, Nadia Wheatley, and internationally-renowned illustrator, Armin Greder, words and images blend seamlessly to take readers on a journey they will never forget. ' (Publication summary)

2016 winner CBCA Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2016 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2016 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2016 selected International Awards White Ravens
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