Laureates around the world

Ireland – Laureate na nÓg
New Laureate Eoin Colfer with 5th class, Rutland National School.This scheme was set up in 2010 with the appointment of Siobhan Parkinson.  The current Laureate is Eoin Colfer (2014-16).




Wales – Young People’s Laureate

Martin Daws, photo credit Emyr Young

The scheme was set up in 2011 with the appointment of Catherine Fisher. The current Laureate is Martin Daws (2013-15).





Australia – Children’s LaureateJackie French

This scheme was set up in 2012 with the appointment of Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor. The current Laureate is Jackie French (2013-15). 



Sweden – Reading Ambassador for Young PeopleJohanna Lindbäck

This scheme was set up 2011 with the appointment of Johan Unenge. The current ambassador is Johanna Lindbäck (2013-15).



Kate DiCamillo


USA - National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

This scheme was set up in 2008 with the appointment of Jan Scieszka. The current ambassador is Kate DiCamillo (2014-15)