Among the special initiatives of the Kids section Imaginaria dedicates an exhibition to the tables of the book The Rainbow of Time, by Jimmy Liao, the most famous author of illustrated books in Asia.
Jimmy Liao was born in Taipei in Taiwan in 1958 and is the most famous author of illustrated books in Asia.
He graduated in Figurative Arts, and since then has worked as an illustrator, graphic designer and designer, devoting himself more to the illustration of magazines and books. Since 1998 he has published over 50 titles, translated into 15 languages, which have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. His stories have become films, plays, theme parks, hotels, subway stops. China Airlines created a plane covered with his illustrations. The short film from his book, “A Fish That Smile at Me”, received the Special Prize of the Youth Section at the Berlin Film Festival in 2006. It was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2014 and 2016. With publisher “Terre di Mezzo”, Jimmy Liao has published “The Rainbow of Time ” (2018), a moving and extraordinary book on the power of love and the magic of cinema; and “Incontri disincontri” (2017), a magical book with two protagonists, who live close together, but seem destined to never meet, until one day something happens. In addition, in 2020, always for “Terre di Mezzo”, “Cats like us (I miss you, where are you?)” And “Free like a fish” were released.
The original edition of The Rainbow of Time received the Cinema category Mention at the Bologna Ragazzi Award 2020 and will have a space dedicated to Imaginaria inside the cloister of San Giuseppe from Monday 23 to Saturday 28 August from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm.