The judging of the Typhlo and Tactus competition has now taken place in Dijon. Eight judges from Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK examined seventy-one books from eighteen countries before selecting this year’s winner.
The winning book was An Unexpected Story by Valentina Lungo from Switzerland; there will be photos of this and other books shortly on the official Typhlo and Tactus website (www.tactus.org). In second place was Dens by Lucia and Ilaria Macchiatini from Italy. In joint third place were Captain Seo’s Sea Tale by Kiryl Konowalow and Patricia Zalejska from Poland, and Bouli and the Red Dragon by Christine Donze from Belgium.
In addition to the winning books, the judges each chose a book as their personal favourite, a ‘coup de coeur’ which they found particularly appealing. A UK entry, Wool by Samantha Treacy, was given a Coup de Coeur Award by the judge from The Netherlands. This lovely book has now been donated to the ClearVision library. Congratulations to Samantha Treacy and many thanks to everyone who entered the competition.