Tatjana Hauptmann receives Golden Diogenes Owl and has an exhibition on the occasion of her 70th birthday

Tatjana Hauptmann, illustrator of picture books such as A Day in the Life of Petronella Pig or How the Mole Nearly Won the Lottery, turned 70 on 1 February 2020 – Happy Birthday! On this occasion, newspapers praised her work, among them Andreas Platthaus in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, specifically about Petronella Pig: »This book is astoundingly imaginative.«

One week before, Tatjana Hauptmann had another reason to celebrate, when Diogenes publisher Philipp Keel awarded her the Golden Diogenes Owl pin for selling more than one million Diogenes copies of her books. Here's another round number: Her books have been published in 20 languages.

Another occasion will also call for a celebration: The Wilhelm Busch Museum of Caricature and Drawing in Hannover will show her oeuvre in a special exhibition from July to October 2020. More information here.

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