LOS ANGELES – A children’s book illustrated by beloved Salem Art History Professor John Hutton has won an International Book Award. The American Book Fest
announced the 2018 winners and finalists on Sunday, with more than 400 winners and finalists in more than 90 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Jeffrey Keen, president and CEO of American Book Fest, said this year’s contest yielded over 2,000 entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.
“The 2018 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the world,” Keen said. “With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of IBA, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the summer season.”
Earlier this year, Hutton was invited to the White House grounds, where he was invited to draw sketches of presidents and historical images during the annual Easter Egg Roll. Additionally, his drawings were reproduced into a giant coloring wall where children from across the nation took turns adding color to Hutton’s images.
American Book Fest covers books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, & self-published. More information can be found at http://www.AmericanBookFest.com