Jon Klassen and Deborah Ellis are among five Canadians nominated for the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
The international prize recognizes a writer of children’s or young adult literature.
It comes with a $673,000 prize, making it the largest award of its kind in the world.
There are 237 candidates from 68 countries.
The other Canadian candidates are Quebec writer Marie-Francine Hébert, Victoria, B.C.-based author Uma Krishnaswami and Montreal illustrator Nahid Kazemi.
Klassen is an award-winning author and illustrator now based in Los Angeles.