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Anthony Browne

Jon Cartwright

Born
Sheffield, Yorks
Genre
Graphic novels / Illustration, Children
 
 
Biography
Anthony Browne is a children's author/illustrator and lives in Kent.

He was born in Sheffield in 1946, and grew up in Yorkshire. He studied graphic design at Leeds College of Art and first worked as an illustrator for medical textbooks, then as a greeting card designer.  His popular book, Gorilla (1983) started out as a picture designed for a birthday card. It won a Kate Greenaway Medal and a Kurt Maschler Award in 1983.

His first book, A Walk in the Park, was published in 1977. It has been followed by many other books for children he has written and illustrated, including Bear Hunt (1979); a series of books about Willy, a chimp (1984-1985); The Tunnel (1989); Zoo (1992), winner of a 1992 Kate Greenaway Medal; The Shape Game (2003), which was produced during his time as Illustrator in Residence at The Tate; Into The Forest (2004); Things I Like (2006); and most recently, Little Beauty (2008). His books often have lonely, sensitive child protagonists, and several feature gorillas.

He has also retold and illustrated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1988), King Kong (1994), and Hansel and Gretel (1981); and illustrated books for other authors, including Ian McEwan, Sally Grindley and Janni Howker.

In 2000 he won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for services to children's literature, and in 2009 he was appointed the sixth Children's Laureate.

Bibliography

2011
Me and You, Doubleday
2011
How Do You Feel?, Walker
2008
Little Beauty, author/illustrator, Walker
2007
My Brother, author/illustrator, Doubleday
2006
Silly Billy, author/illustrator, Walker
2005
My Mum, author/illustrator, Doubleday
2004
Into The Forest, author/illustrator, Walker
2003
The Shape Game, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
2002
Anthony Browne presents the animal fair: a spectacular pop-up, author/illustrator, Walker
2000
Willy's Pictures, author/illustrator, Walker
2000
My Dad, author/illustrator, Doubleday
1997
Willy the Dreamer, author/illustrator, Walker
1995
Willy the Wizard, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
1994
Anthony Browne's King Kong, author/illustrator; from the story by Edgar Wallace and Merian C Cooper, Julia MacRae Books
1993
The Big Baby, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
1992
Zoo, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
1991
Willy and Hugh, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
1990
Changes, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
1989
Things I Like, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
1989
The Tunnel, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
1989
A bear-y tale, author/illustrator, Hamish Hamilton
1988
The Little Bear Book, author/illustrator, Hamish Hamilton
1988
I Like Books, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
1988
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Lewis Carroll, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books/Walker
1987
Kirsty Knows Best, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
1986
Piggy Book, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
1985
Willy the Champ, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
1984
Willy the Wimp, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
1983
Gorilla, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
1982
Bear Goes To Town, author/illustrator, Hamilton
1981
Hansel and Gretel: the Brothers Grimm, author/illustrator, Julia MacRae Books
1980
Look What I've Got!, author/illustrator, Julia Macrae Books
1979
Bear Hunt, author/illustrator, Hamish Hamilton
1977
A Walk in the Park, author/illustrator, Hamish Hamilton
1976
Through the Magic Mirror, author/illustrator, Hamish Hamilton

Awards

2009
Appointed sixth Children's Laureate
2000
Hans Christian Andersen Award
1998
Kurt Maschler Award, Voices in the Park
1992
Kate Greenaway Medal, Zoo
1988
Kurt Maschler Award, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
1985
Deutscher Jugendliteratur Preis (West Germany)
1983
Kurt Maschler Award, Gorilla
1983
Kate Greenaway Medal, Gorilla