Lisbeth Zwerger (born 26 May 1954) is an Austrian illustrator of children's books. For her "lasting contribution to children's literature" she received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1990.


The biennial Hans Christian Andersen Award conferred by the International Board on Books for Young People is the highest recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children's books. Zwerger received the illustration award in 1990.

She won a Silver Brush in 2000 for her illustration of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

  • Österreichischer Kunstpreis - Kinder- und Jugendliteratur, 1998
  • H.C. Andersen Prize "Mit Livs Eventyr", 2011.
  • Großer Preis 2012, awarded by Die Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur.

Selected Works

  • Brothers Grimm, Le Petit Chaperon Rouge ("Little Red Cap"), 11 full page colour illustrations, 1983.
  • Oscar Wilde, Le Géant égoïste ("The Selfish Giant"), Casterman, 1984.
  • Hans Christian Andersen, "The Nightingale, 1984
  • Edith Nesbit, "The Deliverers of their country", 1985
  • Oscar Wilde. "The Canterville Ghost, 1986
  • Charles Dickens, Un Chant de Noël ("A Christmas Carol"), Casterman, 1988.
  • Aesop, Fables, Duculot, 1989.
  • Lewis Carroll, Alice au pays des merveilles ("Alice in Wonderland"), Nord-Sud, 1999.


Creators Authors Lewis Carroll - Anna Matlack Richards - Saki - Gilbert Adair - Frank Beddor
Illustrators John Tenniel - Arthur Rackham - Blanche McManus - Peter Newell - Fanny Cory - Bessie Pease Gutmann - Charles Robinson - Harry Rountree - Harry Furniss - Mabel Lucie Attwell - Milo Winter - Oliver Herford - Uriel Birnbaum - Jessie Willcox Smith - Charles Folkard - Mervyn Peake - Alex Blum - Leonard Weisgard - Walt Disney - Marjorie Torrey - Tove Jansson - Ralph Steadman - Frank Bolle - Charles Blackman - Barry Moser - Michael Hague - Anthony Browne - Willy Pogany - Marie Laurencin - Salvador Dalí - Brothers Hildebrandt - Gavin O'Keefe - Tony Ross - Helen Oxenbury - Lisbeth Zwerger - Oleg Lipchenko - Franciszka Themerson

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