2024 BRAW Jury: Non-Fiction & The Sea

A jury of experts identifies the best publishing projects considering their technical elements, artistic merit and the achieved delicate balance between text and images



Giorgia Grilli

Associate Professor of Children’s Literature at Bologna University, Giorgia Grilli is a co-founder of the Department of Education’s Children’s Literature Research Centre (CRLI). She has authored and curated books and critical essays on children’s literature, several of which translated and published in English. Giorgia has also organized and spoken at many international children’s literature conferences, and in 2015 received the Children’s Literature Association’s ‘Distinguished Scholar’ Award. She is the Principal Investigator of the non-fiction picturebook research project promoted by Bologna University in partnership with Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which gave life to G.Grilli (ed) Non-Fiction Picturebooks. Sharing Knowledge as an Aesthetic Experience, ETS, 2020. Her numerous books include the recent title Di cosa parlano i libri per bambini. La letteratura per l'infanzia come critica radicale, Donzelli, 2021.

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Alessio Scaboro

Alessio Scaboro, graduated in Astrophysics and Space Physics. He is Creative and Scientific Director of Pleiadi, a creative enterprise specialized in education.

Over the years he has specialized as curator, creator and designer of museums and exhibitions aimed at the dissemination and promotion of scientific culture, such as "La Fabbrica della Scienza" in Jesolo and the section dedicated to science and technology at the M9 museum in Mestre.

He designed and created the Children's Museum Verona in 2019 and the MU-CH | Museum of Chemistry in Settimo Torinese in 2022.

Author of numerous articles in the field of popular science and pedagogy, such as “Science around us. The playful and scientific laboratory.” published in the Infanzia magazine of the Department of Educational Sciences at the University of Bologna, and of popular science books like “A curious Guide for courageous kids” about Coronavirus distributed online for free in 32 languages.

He participates as a speaker in numerous popular scientific conferences and as a trainer for teachers of all levels, as well as university professors. He conceived and directs the "Piccolo Galileo" Literary Prize, the first prize dedicated to scientific literature for children. 

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Henning Wiesner

Veterinarian and zoologist, Henning Wiesner is former Chairman-Management Board, Muenchener Tierpark Hellabrunn, co-founder in 2010 of the Akademie fur Zoo-und Wildtierschutz e.V.

Author of two internationally renowned and award-winning specialist books, "Should Animals Brush Their Teeth?" - translated into 10 languages and winner of 2 awards: Book of Science 2005, Children's Prize Bologna 2006 – and "The Big Book of Animals," translated into 8 languages.

He makes regular contributions to radio and television and holds teaching positions at the Faculty of Biology and Veterinary Medicine, LM University of Munich. 

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