"She's a traditional storyteller," said Larry Lempert, who heads the jury, adding "it's her way of telling that takes people between imagination and reality." Lempert described Crowther as first and foremost an illustrator and then an author, praising her use of simple materials and tools to illustrate books.
Crowther will receive her prize and a check for five million kronor at a ceremony in Stockholm on June 1.
The Return of the Rainbow?: LaVar Burton is making noise about a possible return of the beloved children's show, Reading Rainbow. But there's a twist: Reading Rainbow 2.0 may be for adults.Moving & Shaking: Fresh off his PEN/Faulkner award, Sherman Alexie's War Dances is enjoying a meteoric rise on our Movers and Shakers list this morning.