Emma Carlisle

Emma Carlisle, author

I've always loved to draw. From a young age I was encouraged by my parents with endless trips to the library and a good supply of pencils and poster paint.

In 2011 I graduated from the University of Plymouth with a First Class Hons in Illustration. Throughout my degree narrative had always been important, but it wasn't until my final year that I really became engrossed in children's books. After graduating I felt that I'd only just scratched the surface with something that I was really passionate about and in 2012 I started my Masters in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin.

This year (2013) I was Highly Commended for The MacMillan Book Prize.