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Ashling Lindsay

Ashling Lindsay is an illustrator from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Her first book, The Night Box (Egmont), written by Louise Greig published in June 2017, has sold in 10 territories and been nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Illustration award, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize for illustration. Ashling is currently working towards her MA at Belfast School of Art and authoring her own picture books! Ashling’s clients include: Egmont, Little Tiger Press, Schwatz & Wade and many more.

Ashling Lindsay is represented by Susan Penny — to work with Ashling please email Susan


“This poignant portrayal of a young girl coming to an understanding of her grandfather’s memory loss is uplifting and enlightening for child and adult readers alike. Exquisitely illustrated with a warm palette and a keen eye for pattern, its gentle rhythms mirror the ebb and flow of the tide and the passage of time. A stunning double spread depicting the pair dancing in the orange glow of the full tide at sunset creates a glorious sense of harmony that assuages earlier moments of disquiet, while the warm presence of the mother, who features in most of the illustrations, provides reassurance and comfort throughout. An evocative portrait of intergenerational bonds.”

Judges’ comments on ‘The Tide’, written by Clare Helen Welsh, published by Little Tiger Press

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“Ashling Lindsay’s delicate digital art captures the enveloping enchantment of night.” — Evening Standard for ‘The Night Box’

“Tender and domestic, luminous and star-shot, Lindsay’s illustrations perfectly complement Greig’s soaring, unrhymed poetry, creating a sense of night’s scare, rightness and enveloping magic” — The Guardian for The Night Box.

Also selected for the The Guardian’s Children’s Books Roundup: The Best New Picture Books and Novels

“Sure to soothe any young listeners anxious about the dark.” — Irish Times for ‘The Night Box’


Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021 with ‘River Stories’, written by Timothy Knapman illustrated by Ashling Lindsay and Irene Montano. (Egmont)

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Winner of the Honour Award for Illustration at the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards 2020 with ‘The Tide’, written by Clare Helen Welsh and published by Tiger Tales.

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Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year - Shortlisted with ‘Between Tick and Tock’

Klaus Flugge Prize 2018: Shortlisted with ‘The Night Box’, written by Louise Greig, published by Egmont.

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‘The Night Box’ was named a Bank Street College Book of Outstanding Merit 2018 - written by Louise Greig, published by Egmont.

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World Illustration Awards 2018 — Nominated with ‘The Night Box’ for the Children’s Books category. An award by The Association of Illustrators.

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The Waterstones Children’s Book Award 2018: Shortlisted with ‘The Night Box’ with writer Louise Greig, published by Egmont.

Nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 with ‘The Night Box’, written by Louise Greig and published by Egmont.

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