Eerdmans Books for Young Readers is the proud publisher of fantastic authors and illustrators. Together we have won such prestigious awards as the Batchelder and Caldecott awards, placed many books on national and state reading lists, and touched the minds and hearts of children around the world.
Find out more about these talented men and women we like to call our own.
About Our Authors and Illustrators
Get to know Akin Duzakin
When Akin Duzakin moved from Turkey to Norway in 1987, he changed not only continents and climates but also career paths. Duzakin studied industrial design in Ankara, Turkey, but he added a diploma in illustration from the Royal College of Art in Oslo, Norway. Since his move to Norway, he has illustrated more than 30 pictures books (two of which he wrote himself) and won several awards, including the Bokkunstprisen in 2006 and the Brage Prize in 1995 and 1997. I'm Right Here is the first book featuring his illustrations translated into English.
Duzakin's art, often depicting earth, water, or sky, immerses the viewer in nature. His soft strokes and tones create rich textures and color-saturated spreads but still maintain a gentle feel. These elements of his distinct style mesh perfectly with the comforting themes of I'm Right Here, a book about the power and constancy of love.
For Our Authors and Illustrators
If you already publish your children's book or young adult literature with us or are hoping to publish with us, please visit our special “For Authors” page
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