Chris Riddell OBE has won many illustration awards including the UNESCO Prize, the Greenaway Medal (on three occasions) and the Hay Festival Medal for Illustration. As an author his work includes the highly-acclaimed Ottoline titles and the 2013 Costa Children's Book Award-winning Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, and he has collaborated as an illustrator with Neil Gaiman, the comedian Russell Brand and others. He is passionate about poetry and has curated two anthologies. Chris is also a renowned political cartoonist whose work appears in The Observer, the Literary Review and the New Statesman.
He is a past president of the Schools Library Association, and an ambassador for Booktrust and Amnesty International.