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开熏!中国作家首次荣获国际安徒生奖

2016-04-05    来源:新华社    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

 Chinese writer Cao Wenxuan wins Hans Christian Andersen Prize 中国作家首次荣获国际安徒生奖

中国儿童文学作家曹文轩4日在意大利博洛尼亚国际童书展上荣获2016年国际安徒生奖,该奖有“儿童文学的诺贝尔文学奖”之称。这是中国作家首次获得这一殊荣。
 
国际安徒生奖评委会主席帕齐·亚当娜当天在第53届博洛尼亚国际童书展新闻发布会现场宣读了获奖名单。
 
曹文轩在获奖后对新华社记者说:“我之所以获奖,可能是因为我的作品是独特的,它只能发生在中国,但它牵涉的主题是寓意全人类的,我讲了一个个地地道道的中国故事,但它们同时也是属于全人类的故事。”
 
Chinese children's fiction writer Cao Wenxuan on Monday won the Hans Christian Andersen Prize 2016 at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy, the first Chinese writer to ever win and be shortlisted in the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books.
 
"The unanimous choice of the jury, Cao writes beautifully about the complex lives of children facing great challenges," said Patricia Aldana, the Hans Christian Andersen Jury President 2016, announcing the winner of the prize's author award.
 
She cited Cao's Bronze and Sunflower, a novel set during the time of the Cultural Revolution in a rural Chinese village, and Dingding Dangdang series about two brothers with Down syndrome who separately flee their village and then search for each other, as "deeply humanistic" books, because they acknowledge that life can often be tragic also for children, who nonetheless can be redeemed by the human qualities and kindness they sometimes find when they are most in need.
 
"Cao is a great example of how writing wonderful prose and telling stories about brave children facing tremendous difficulties and challenges can attract a very wide and committed child readership as well as helping to shape a literary tradition in China that honors the realities of children's worlds," Aldana highlighted.
 
Born in 1954 in a small rural village in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, Cao spent his childhood in poverty. He nonetheless was able to study at Peking University and is now a professor of Chinese literature and children's literature.
 
When people achieve something, it is because they have a background, Cao told Xinhua soon after his award's announcement.
 
"And my background is China," he highlighted.
 
"All of my stories are set in China, all of them are Chinese stories, but at the same time they are the stories of humankind," he said.
 
Recently Cao's books have been making their way into the world and have found enthusiastic readers in Britain, France, Germany and Italy.
 
【跟着新闻背单词】
unanimous:一致的
Cultural Revolution:文化大革命
rural:adj.乡村的;农村的; 
Down syndrome:唐氏综合征
flee :逃离
tragic :悲剧的
redeem:救赎,偿还
 


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