Lygia Bojunga Nunes

Lygia Bojunga (born August 26, 1932 in Pelotas) is a Brazilian author of children's books under the name Lygia Bojunga Nunes. She is one of three people to win the two major international awards: for "lasting contribution to children's literature", she won the biennial international Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing in 1982. For her career contribution to "children's and young adult literature in the broadest sense" she won the 2004 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award from the Swedish Arts Council, the biggest prize in children's literature.

She worked on TV and radio until her first book was published in 1972. A major element of her books is the usage of the child's point of view.

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