FORA.tv Speaker - Junko Morimoto
Junko Morimoto migrated to Australia in 1982. Born in Hiroshima in 1932 and she later survived Atomic Bomb attack in 1945. Morimoto graduated from Kyoto City University of Fine Art in 1955 and ran Children's Art Studio in Osaka between 1965-71. She later taught art at High School in Katano City where she illustrated The Book of the History of Katano City.
In 1983, her first picture book The White Crane was published from Collins Australia (edited by Anne Ingram) and was Commended by CBCA. The Inch Boy and A Piece of Straw were also awarded Highly Commended in 1985 and 1986, and Kojuro and the Bears' (Collins)â€“ 1987, and Two Bullies (Random House)- 1998, were awarded Picture Book of the Year by CBCA.
Morimoto has created a total of 14 picture books including My Hiroshima (1997) and the latest title Big Nuisance. Her books are also published in the USA, EU countries, Japan and South Korea.
07.07.10 | 01:29:29 min
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