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            Mat Tobin, one of the judges of this year’s Klaus Flugge Prize, interviews 2021 winner Flavia Z. Drago. Flavia Zorrilla Drago’s prize-winning debut is a sweet marriage between two aspects of her childhood: the …

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BfK 250 September 2021 BfK 250 September 2021

This issue’s cover illustration is from Tilda Tries Again, written and illustrated by Tom Percival. Thanks to Bloomsbury Children’s Books for their help with our 250th cover.

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