The winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2016 were announced in Bologna, Italy, on 4 April 2016. CAO Wenxuan 曹文轩 was awarded the writer’s award, and Rotraut Susanne Berner the illustrator’s award.The presentations of the awards took place in Auckland, New Zealand, on 20 August 2016.
Cao Wenxuan’s acceptance speech was titled “Literature: Another Form of Housebuilding” 《文学：另一种造屋》 .
Here it is in Chinese, as published in the Wenhuibao 文汇报 on 20 August 2016 .
Here is it in English, now available on the IBBY website.