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Stian Hole, Norway

Stian Hole, born in Hokksund, Norway in 1969, is one of Scandinavia’s most innovative picture book artists. After studying visual communication at the National Academy of ...

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Thórarinn Leifsson, Iceland

Thórarinn Leifsson, born in Reykjavik in 1966, is an Icelandic writer, artist and illustrator. He studied at the Reykjavik Academy of Arts and spent almost twenty years as ...

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Sissel Horndal, Norway (Sámi)

Sissel Hondal, born 1970, is a Norwegian illustrator, graphic designer and author who belongs to the indigenous people of the Sámi. She studied at the College of Art and ...

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Dorte Karrebaek, Denmark

Dorte Karrebæk, born 1946, is one of Denmark’s most popular illustrators. She trained as an advertising artist at Copenhagen’s School of Arts and Crafts and began ...

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Sara Lundberg, Sweden

Sara Lundberg, born 1971, trained as an illustrator in the USA. She spent almost ten years illustrating other writers’ work before her debut picture book Vita streck, ...

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Jenny Lucander, Finland

Jenny Lucander, born 1975 in Helsinki, studied childrens book illustration, creation and storytelling at the university of Gothenburg, The School of Design. She has also ...

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Sven Nordqvist, Sweden

Sven Nordqvist, born in Helsingborg in the south of Sweden in 1946, is one of the most popular and successful picture book artists in Scandinavia and in Germany. Even as a ...

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Bárdur Oskarsson, Faroe Islands

Bárdur Oskarsson, born in 1972, is a Faroese author and illustrator. He started out as an illustrator for the Faroese Children’s Magazine, and the first book he ...

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Timo Parvela, Finland

Timo Parvela, born 1964, lives in Helsinki and was a passionate teacher for many years. He gave up teaching for writing in 1996. He writes for children and adults and has won ...