Author(s): Eva Lindstrom
Everyone Walks Away is a beautiful, multi-layered book about loneliness, exclusion, and belonging.
Frank feels lonely when everyone walks away. It's the same as always. But once home, he makes a special jam then invites other people. Maybe they'll come over.
This is a one-of-a-kind book from an open-ended, leading international artist.
“The people are so small on the large spreads, the surroundings are diffuse, the colours melancholic. Even the objects are on their own. Leaves drop like tears. A gate, a fence, a cul-de-sac; all become barriers, excluding. There’s not a word, not a detail too many.”
August Prize jury
Eva Lindström has written and illustrated many highly acclaimed picture books. She has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and eleven times for the August award which she won in 2013. Lindström was born in 1952 and lives in Stockholm. She began her career as a comic artist and cartoonist, and has had a major influence on the new generation of comic book artists now emerging in Sweden.