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Alex Willmore

Alex is an author and best-selling children’s book illustrator.

Since he could first hold a pencil, Alex has been drawing characters, bringing each to life with a sense of mischief and fun. After studying Illustration for Children’s Publishing at the North Wales School of Art and Design, he went on to illustrate The Runaway Pea, which was selected for the BookTrust’s 2020 Time to Read Campaign.

Alex has won the 2020 Shrewsbury Book Fest award and The FCBG 2020 award for his illustrations in ‘The Runaway Pea’, as well as being nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and was a finalist in the 2020 Oscar’s Book Prize. His books have been translated into multiple languages.

A love of fun storytelling and growing up on 80’s cartoons lead Alex to write his own books, which combine captivating characters and quirky exploits, along with a positive moral message. Alex currently lives in his hometown of Northampton with his wife, two sons, and their cats.

Alex is represented by Freddie Dawson — to work with Alex please email Nicky Lander while Freddie is on maternity leave.

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Book Trust's Great Books Guide 2023
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Silver Award
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Book Trust
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The best children’s books of 2022
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Great Books Guide 2021
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Children's Book Award 2020
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2020 Picture Book Winner
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Time to Read Initiative
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2020 - Shortlisted
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2020 - Nominated
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2018 Book Award - Nominated
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