effie lada was born in Greece, in a small village in the western Peloponnese.
She studied painting at a private school and has published more than 130 books.
Her books have been translated into Italian, French, Flemish, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Chinese,
Croatian and Turkish.
Effie has participated in international competitions and illustration exhibitions and was nominated
for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2011 and for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012.
Activities and Awards
*2004 she participated in the International Illustrators Exhibition, in Bologna. with the title: “ bareffot pictures”
*January 26th – February 5th, 2005 was held her exclusive exhibition in Athens title:
Once upon a time in Athens".
*2005, she designed the stage for the musical performance of the Irish tale “The Christmas Cuckoo”,
held on (14-18 December) at the Music Hall of Thessaloniki.
*2006 her book “Sundays in the park” was nominated for the National Illustration Award.
*2008-2009 Participation in the 26th international exhibition of Illustrations, Sarmede.
*2009: Illustration award from the IBBY (Circle of the Greek Children’s Book ),for the book “A rain of stars”
*Her name was written on the honorary board of IBBY for the illustration of the book “A rain of stars”
*Nomination for the “Diavazo” award for the book “A rain of stars”.
*2009: Individual exhibition at the Black Duck Gallery with the title “Fairytales under the roofs”
*2009. “A Rain of Stars” nominated for the State Prize for Children’s Book Illustration (short list).
*2010. Nomination for the 2011, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
*2011 Participation in the BIENNIAL OF ILLUSTRATIONS BRATISLAVA 2011 / SLOVAKIA
*2011-12.Nomination for the 2012, Hans Christian Andersen Award
*2015 Participation in the BIENNIAL OF ILLUSTRATIONS BRATISLAVA 2015/ SLOVAKIA
*2016: The book The King who had too much of everything selected for annual catalogue of book recommendations
in the field of international children’s and youth literature. This year’s White Ravens catalogue contains 200 titles
in 42 languages from 60 countries.https://twitter.com/hashtag/wrlist2016%20effie%20lada
*2016. Candidate for the final round of judging of Nami Concours 2017 aword
*2019 "Days of Silence" Short List Greek selection of IBBY.
*2021 "Days of Silence" nominated for the State Prize (short list).