Authors & Illustrators

New Zealand Authors and Illustrators

  • Martin Baynton

    Martin Baynton is a writer and illustrator of children’s books.

  • Robyn Belton

    Robyn Belton is one of New Zealand’s best known and most celebrated children’s book illustrators.

  • Donovan Bixley

    Born in Australia, Donovan Bixley moved to New Zealand with his family as a young boy.

  • Joy Cowley

    Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated authors.

  • Rachael Craw

    Rachael Craw began her working life as an English teacher after completing a degree in Classical Studies and Drama at the University of Canterbury.

  • Brian Falkner

    Brian Falkner was born and raised in Auckland.

  • Sharon Holt

    Sharon Holt grew up in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Raymond Huber

    Raymond Huber lives in New Zealand.

  • Adrienne Kennaway

    Children's illustrator and writer Adrienne Kennaway was born in New Zealand.

  • Brian Lovelock

    Brian Lovelock is an award-winning illustrator of 10 picture books including the Roadworks series, The Raintrain, Flight of the Honey Bee, Gecko and Ambulance, Ambulance! His illustration awards include Best Picture Book in the 2009 New Zealand Book Awar

  • Juliette MacIver

    Juliette MacIver lives north of Wellington City with her husband and four children.

  • Margaret Mahy

    Margaret Mahy has published over 200 children's titles and was awarded the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award for writing in 2006.

  • Tina Matthews

    Tina Matthews was born and raised in New Zealand and now lives in Sydney where she works as a writer and illustrator, and as a visiting author in schools and libraries.

  • Catherine Mayo

    Catherine Mayo grew up in Auckland and was a compulsive reader and dreamer.

  • Virginia Miller

    Virginia Miller's first children’s book, Squeak-a-lot written by Martin Waddell, was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award in 1991.

  • Sandra Morris

    Sandra Morris is an author and illustrator from New Zealand.

  • Lorraine Orman

    Lorraine has worn many hats, most of them relating to children's books: reader, librarian, parent, book reviewer, book promoter, and lastly, author.

  • John Parker

    John Parker is a children's author who also writes for adults as a journalist and radio scriptwriter.

  • Ruth Paul

    Ruth Paul lives in an off-grid straw bale house in the middle of a paddock under a wind farm just outside Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Elizabeth Pulford

    Elizabeth Pulford was born in Hamilton, Canada, but was brought up in New Zealand from the age of two.

  • Elena de Roo

    Elena de Roo is an Auckland children’s writer and poet.

  • Clare Scott

    Born in New Zealand last century, Clare Scott has tried lots of things in her life, such as manufacturing, nursing, selling, administrating, wife-ing, mothering, nana-ing, teaching, and writing.

  • Sally Sutton

    Sally Sutton

    Sally Sutton is the award-winning and bestselling author of Roadworks, Demolition, Construction, Dig, Dump, Roll and Wheels.

  • Gareth Ward

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  • Glenn Wood

    Glenn Wood grew up in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

  • Judy Zavos

    Originally from New Zealand, Judy Zavos’s father was working in India when she was born, and his work took the family to a number of countries.

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