Roberto Innocenti Roberto Innocenti Website: www.robertoinnocenti.com Roberto Innocenti Italy , 1940 Self-taught illustrator . He began as a designer at an animation studio in Rome. He illustrated texts by Eta Hoffmann, Charles Perrault , Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens and Christophe Gallaz , among other great authors. He illustrated albums such as The Nutcracker (1996 ) , Cinderella (2001 ) , The Adventures of Pinocchio (2005 ) , and Erika 's Story (2005 ) . His masterpiece is Rosa Blanca , written by Christophe Gallaz (1985) , which surprises more than one adult. What it is told in this book –the story of the concentration camps and Nazi extermination , and the way it is told, goes beyond of what a children's book can say. One of the interesting aspects of his work is to observe the way in which the information from the voice that narrates is regulated with the meanings provided by the image and historical knowledge of the readers. Innocenti has been awarded with the Golden Apple in the Biennial of Illustrations in Bratislava, the Silver Medal of the Society of Illustrators in New York, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2008. He has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2013 and 2014.