Authors & Illustrators

Matt Ottley

Matt Ottley is an internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning artist, working equally across the fields of literature, visual arts and music.

Matt has had more than thirty-five picture books published and awards include the CBCA Picture Book of the Year, the Queensland & NSW Premiers Awards for literature and the International IBBY Australia Illustrator Award. He was recently shortlisted for the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

In 2014, Matt was made an Endorsed Yamaha Artist for his work as a composer. He has worked with The West Australian Symphony Orchestra on scores for many of his picture books, and recently had a large symphonic work recorded by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra and the Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno, Czech Republic.
His music has also been performed at the Perth International Arts Festival, the Perth Fringe Festival and the Hong Kong International Literary Festival.

Books illustrated by Matt Ottley

  • How to Make a Bird

    By Meg McKinlay
    Illustrated by Matt Ottley

    Hardback, AUS $25.99, NZ $28.99
    Extraordinary imagery and rich language spark the reader's imagination as they enter the creative world of a young girl.

  • Luke's Way of Looking

    By Nadia Wheatley
    Illustrated by Matt Ottley

    Paperback, AUS $16.99, NZ $18.99
    Luke’s Way of Looking by Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley is an award-winning story that celebrates what it means to be different.

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