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David first started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones ‘mash up’ comics for his older brother and sister.

Since then David’s work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, children’s books and on T-shirts. He has also exhibited his illustrations in both solo and group shows in the U.K, Europe and America. David loves to illustrate fiction covers, non-fiction and full-color picture books. His worldwide publishing clients include Francis Lincoln/Quarto, Faber & Faber, Walker Books, Penguin Random House, Candlewick Press, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Hachette.

David Litchfield is represented by Anne Moore Armstrong — to work with David please email Anne

'Profoundly moving and full of depth' - The Guardian
"Magical and heart-warming" — The Sunday Times, Books of the Year
“Litchfield’s poignant debut picture book celebrates both the wonders of wandering far in pursuit of one’s dreams...” — Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Our Best Picture Book 2022 - Leicester City Council image
Our Best Picture Book 2022 - Leicester City Council
Sunday Times Book of the Year - Rain Before Rainbows image
Sunday Times Book of the Year - Rain Before Rainbows
CILIP/Kate Greenaway Medal 2022 - Nominated image
CILIP/Kate Greenaway Medal 2022 - Nominated
UKLA Book Awards 2022 - Longlisted image
UKLA Book Awards 2022 - Longlisted
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - Longlist 2021 image
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - Longlist 2021
2020 Forward Indies - Winner image
2020 Forward Indies - Winner
Oscar's Book Prize 2021 - Shortlist image
Oscar's Book Prize 2021 - Shortlist
Nature Generation Green Earth Book Award 2021 - Longlist image
Nature Generation Green Earth Book Award 2021 - Longlist
Foreword INDIES  - Finalist image
Foreword INDIES - Finalist
EMPATHYLAB - READ FOR EMPATHY COLLECTION 2021 image
EMPATHYLAB - READ FOR EMPATHY COLLECTION 2021
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