Gavin Bishop ONZM, Tainui, Ngāti Awa, is a leading New Zealand illustrator. He has published over 70 books internationally and been translated into 12 languages. He has written for television and theatre, as well as a libretti for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. His awards include the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement 2020, the Sir Kingi Ihaka Award for Lifetime Contribution to Māori Art and Culture 2018 and the New Zealand Children’s Picture Book of the Year in 2000.