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David Elliot

David Elliot

David Elliot is one of New Zealand’s leading children’s book illustrators. He has won many awards including the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award and the Russell Clark Award for Illustration at the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults for Snark. Elliot has an international reputation, and has illustrated for […]

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Susanne Straßer

Susanne Straßer

Susanne Straßer was born in Erding in 1976 and, following her intital training in drawing studied  communication design in Munich and London. Her works have been internationally awarded and exhibited, amongst others at the biennial festival for illustration in Bratislava. Her picture book “The fairy tale of a princess who wanted to be in a […]

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Eirlys Hunter

Eirlys Hunter

Hunter, Eirlys (1952 –) is a London-born fiction writer for children and adults. She moved to Wellington in 1983, as ‘a refugee from Thatcher’s Britain’. In 1991, Hunter joined the Original Composition class at Victoria University, and in 1998 completed an MA in creative writing there. Her short stories have appeared in Landfall and Sport, […]

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Jörg Mühle

Jörg Mühle

Jörg Mühle was born in 1973 in Frankfurt am Main and studied at the Offenbach School of Design and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He has been a freelance illustrator since 2000. In 2008 he won the Children’s Literature Award with At the Ark at Eight. He is a member of […]

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Ingrid Godon

Ingrid Godon

Drawing always came natural to her, even as a child. Getting through school was harder – she spent many years struggling through. Finally, Ingrid ended up studying retail design at the Academy for Fine Arts in Lier. By then she was still drawing, and her pictures turned out remarkably well. One of her teachers saw […]

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Joy Cowley

Joy Cowley

Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s best-loved writers. Her awards include the Margaret Mahy Medal; the NZ Post Children’s Book Award 2006; the Roberta Long Medal, Alabama, USA; and the AW Reed Award for Contribution to New Zealand Literature. She is a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. https://www.joycowley.com/

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David Barrow

David Barrow

David Barrow is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art where he completed a Masters in Children’s Book Illustration and received the top prize, the Sebastian Walker award for most promising children’s illustrator. He lives in England with his wife and son. David is a former printer, and when he found himself between […]

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Nadia Faichney

Nadia Faichney

Nadia Faichney is a freelance illustrator based in Hamburg. She is currently undertaking a Master in Illustration Design at the HAW University of Hamburg, at the faculty of Design and Illustration. She specialises in the illustration of children’s and non-fiction books and wants to make new rooms accessible through her analogue painting and her own […]

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Jens Soentgen

Jens Soentgen

Jens Soentgen was born in 1967, studied Chemistry, earned a doctorate in Philosophy and taught at universities in Germany and Brazil. He has been in charge of the Centre of Environmental Science at the University of Augsburg since 2002. Both of his books have been nominated for the German Youth Literature Award.

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Jürg Schubiger

Jürg Schubiger

Jürg Schubiger, born 1936 in Zurich, did his first degree in German Studies, Psychology and Philosophy, and wrote his PhD thesis on Franz Kafka. He has worked in Zurich since 1980 as a writer and psychotherapist. Jürg Schubiger writes for both children and adults; in 1996 he was awarded the German Children’s Literature Prize for […]

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Béatriz Rodriguez

Béatriz Rodriguez

Béatrice Rodriguez was born in 1969 and lives in a little town in the French Department Nièvre. She studied Art in Strasbourg and today works as a freelance illustrator for many renowned publishing houses, e.g. Actes Sud Junior, Lito, Bayard, Milan and Nathan. Her picture book The Chicken Thief was a great success in Germany and other […]

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Isabel Pin

Isabel Pin

Isabel Pin was born in 1974 in Versailles, she studied illustration and painting in New York, Salzburg, Hamburg and Paris. Her work has been presented in exhibitions in Bologna and Paris. Among the awards that Isabel Pin’s books have won are: Austrian Children’s and Young Adult Book Award, First Prize of hte Institute Charles Perrault […]

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Christiane Pieper

Christiane Pieper

Christiane Pieper is a well known German illustrator for whom illustrating children’s books is a dream vocation. She has worked for some of Germany’s most prestigious publishing houses, and has illustrated over 40 books in all, receiving among other recognitions, the Troisdorf Bilderbuchpreis. She is particularly interested in capturing moods and movement in her pictures […]

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Eva Muggenthaler

Eva Muggenthaler

Eva Muggenthaler was born 1971 in Fürth, studied Illustration in Hamburg. Her picture books Der Schäfer Raul and Der weiße und der schwarze Bär were both nominated for the German Youth Literature Award.

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Thomas M. Müller

Thomas M. Müller

Thomas M. Müller, born in 1966, studied at the HGB in Leipzig and at the School of Design in Lucerne. In 2005 he became a professor at his Alma Mater in Leipzig. Apart from illustrating books, he has also designed posters, cartoons and graphics. An artist of international renown, his works have been part of […]

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Tobias Krejtschi

Tobias Krejtschi

Tobias Krejtschi, born in 1980 in Dresden, studied Illustration in Hamburg. Still a student he won different illustration contests. Clever Mama Sambona, his first picture book, was nominated for the “Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis“ (German Youth Literature Award) and won the Troisdorf Picture Book Award. Illustrator’s own website

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Ulf K.

Ulf K.

Ulf K. was born in 1969 in Oberhausen, Germany, right in the heart of the Ruhrgebiet. It was there, in the shadows of the blast furnaces, that he spent his childhood and adolescence, as well as studied graphic design at the University of Essen. In 1996, he was briefly pulled to Paris, but became so […]

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Werner Holzwarth

Werner Holzwarth

Werner Holzwarth was born in 1947. He holds a chair for Visual Communication at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. He is also a writer: his picture book The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it was None of his Business has been a worldwide success. It has been translated into 27 languages and sold more than […]

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Wolf Erlbruch

Wolf Erlbruch

Wolf Erlbruch was born in Wuppertal in 1948. He studied graphic design at the Folkwangschule für Gestaltung in Essen. After graduating in 1974 he worked as a freelance illustrator in the advertising industry. Since the end of the 1980s Erlbruch has been writing and illustrating children’s books. In 1990 he was appointed a professor at […]

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Antje Damm

Antje Damm

Antje Damm was born in Wiesbaden in 1965, she studied architecture in Wiesbaden, worked and lived as a freelance architect in Berlin and Nuremberg and today lives near Gießen with her husband and their four daughters. One senses her strong bond to children and their way of thinking in her books. Her question book Ask Me! has […]

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Nadia Budde

Nadia Budde

Nadia Budde was born in Berlin in 1967. After completing secondary school she apprenticed as a retail display designer. She began studying graphic arts at the Berlin College of Art in Weissensee in 1992 and later studied at the Royal College of Art in London. She completed her degree in 2000 and since then has […]

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Aljoscha Blau

Aljoscha Blau

Aljoscha Blau was born in St. Petersburg in 1972 and studied illustration and graphic arts in Hamburg. He has had exhibitions in Paris, New York, Hamburg and Bologna and has illustrated numerous picture books. Two of his books were awarded the “Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis” and his book Rote Wangen (Aufbau Verlag) received the Bologna Ragazzi Award. […]

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Rotraut Susanne Berner

Rotraut Susanne Berner

Rotraut Susanne Berner was born in Stuttgart in 1948. She studied graphic design at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. After completing her studies she worked in advertising, and has worked independently as a graphic designer and illustrator since 1977. She has very successfully illustrated many books, including such works as “Sonntagskind” by Gudrun Mebs […]

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Sonja Wimmer

Sonja Wimmer

Sonja loves painting pictures and telling stories. After studying and working some years as a graphic designer in her hometown Munich and Brussels, she decided to pack her suitcase and move to Barcelona to study Illustration at the “Llotja” Arts and Crafts School. Since then she lives between brushes and all kinds of wonderful tales, working […]

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Tobias Krejtschi

Tobias Krejtschi

Tobias Krejtschi, born in 1980 in Dresden, studied Illustration in Hamburg. Still a student he won various illustration contests. Clever Mama Sambona (Die schlaue Mama Sambona), his first picture book, was nominated for the German Children’s Literature Award and has also won the Troisdorf Picture Book Award. www.tobiaskrejtschi.de

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Susanne Göhlich

Susanne Göhlich

Susanne Göhlich, born in Jena in 1972, lives in Leipzig. She started drawing whilst studying History of Art in Leipzig and stuck to it. Today she works as a freelance illustrator of posters, children’s and school books. Moritz Verlag published her board book “Words of the Bible” and Klett Kinderbuch her illustrations to the splendid […]

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Ina Krabbe

Ina Krabbe

Ina Krabbe was born in Bremen in 1967. She studied history, philosophy, economics and architecture and worked in a book shop and a PR agency before she started doing what she had always liked best. drawing and writing.. She lives and works in a small village near Bremen with her wife, children and three chickens. […]

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Jutta Bauer

Jutta Bauer

was born in Volksdorf, a suburb of Hamburg, in 1955. She studied illustration at the Hamburg University for Applied Sciences from 1975 until 1981. In 1980 she became a member of a group of illustrators in Hamburg, the “Hamburger Illustratorengruppe”. She published her first picture books in 1981, worked for various publishing houses and magazines, […]

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Antje Damm

Antje Damm

born in Wiesbaden in 1965, she studied architecture in Wiesbaden, worked and lived as a freelance architect in Berlin and Nuremberg and today lives near Gießen with her husband and their four daughters. One senses her strong bond to children and their way of thinking in her books. Her question book Ask Me! has been translated into […]

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Nadia Budde

Nadia Budde

was born in Berlin in 1967. After completing secondary school she apprenticed as a retail display designer. She began studying graphic arts at the Berlin College of Art in Weissensee in 1992 and later studied at the Royal College of Art in London. She completed her degree in 2000 and since then has worked independently […]

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