The 18th Pied Piper literary prize is awarded to the US- American artist John Hare for his storybook „Ausflug zum Mond“ (Moritz Verlag, Frankfurt/Main) that amazed the jury as an all-around excellent form of a book. As master of suggestion – so the jury in its unanimous decision – Hare succeeds to tell a tender, hopeful story about the future of a mankind that affects and changes the dialog partners without words.
The Pied Piper literary prize is endowed with 5,000 Euro. Since 1984, the prize is awarded every two years by the city of Hameln for outstanding books of fairy tales and legends, fantastic tales, modern arty fairy tales or stories from the Middle Ages for the target group children and young people. Totally 199 books, which were published between 1st of January 2018 and 31st of December 2019, have been submitted for the prize.