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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 Willmore is represented by Arabella Stein — to work with Alex please email Arabella

Awards

Winner of the FCBG Children’s Book Award 2020: Books for Younger Children with ‘The Runaway Pea’, written by Kjartan Poskitt, published by Simon & Schuster.

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Winner of the Shrewsbury Book Fest Award 2020: Picture Book category with ‘The Runaway Pea’, written by Kjartan Poskitt, published by Simon & Schuster.

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Selected for the BookTrust’s Time to Read initiative with ‘The Runaway Pea’, written by Kjartan Poskitt, published by Simon & Schuster.

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Shortlisted for the Oscar’s Book Prize 2020 with ‘The Runaway Pea’, written by Kjartan Poskitt, published by Simon & Schuster.

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Nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2020 with ‘The Runaway Pea’, written by Kjartan Poskitt, published by Simon & Schuster.

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Nominated for the Sheffield Book Award 2018 with ‘Adorabull’, written by Alison Donald, published by Maverick Arts Publishing.

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