Akin Düzakin

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Akin Düzakin (born 12 May 1961) is a Turkish-Norwegian illustrator and children's author.

Düzakin has illustrated a wide range of children's books, including books about Tvillingbror and Tvillingsøster of Liv Marie Austrem for which he received the Brage Prize in 1995 and 1997. He also won the Unni Sands bildebokpris award in 1998. Furthermore, in 2006 he won the Bokkunstprisen award.

Düzakin is known for acrylic paintings with poetic, naivistic motives and clear shapes.

External links[edit]

Official website


Preceded by
Klaus Hagerup
Recipient of the Brage Prize for children and youth
(with Liv Marie Austrem)
Succeeded by
Eirik Newth
Preceded by
Sven Kærup Bjørneboe
Recipient of the Brage Prize, open class
(with Liv Marie Austrem)
Succeeded by
Christian Rugstad