Sigi Hallis Cohen grew up in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a compulsion for matching words that rhyme, graduating from writing limericks and sonnets to writing children’s verse. Sigi works as a lawyer which he says greatly alleviates the stresses of writing children’s picture books.
His first book, My Dead Bunny, was short-listed for the 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards. His second book Filthy Fergal, was published in 2018. His newest title, There’s Something Weird About Lena, published by Walker Books in 2020, is a follow-up to My Dead Bunny. Four more children’s books will be published during 2020/2021.