Frann Preston-Gannon

FRANN PRESTON-GANNON is an award winning author and illustrator from south London and her books have been published around the world. In April 2011 she became the first UK recipient of the 'Sendak Fellowship' and spent a month in Autumn living with and learning from the great master of illustration, Maurice Sendak, at his home in Connecticut Her first picturebook, The Journey Home, was then published in October 2012 and was shortlisted for both the Waterstones Children's Prize and the Cambridgeshire 'Read it Again' book Prize. It has also been shortlisted by Junior Magazine for 'Best Picture Book' and 'New Talent'. It was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award in 2014. In April 2015 The Journey Home was reimagined as a play by the London based puppet theatre, Little Angels. In 2018 I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree was published with Nosy Crow in partnership with the National Trust. Boasting 366 nature poems and around 180 illustrations this mammoth book was over 4 years in the making. It would go on to be named Waterstones Children's Gift of The Year 2018 and shortlisted for The British Book Awards.

Frann is the author and illustrator of 'The Every Baby Book' and 'The Eco Family Book'.