Sarah Finan

Sarah Finan, author

I have recently graduated with an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Having spent the last 20 years as a graphic designer, it feels wonderful, but very scary, to pick up a pencil, rather than a mouse, and draw. It makes my heart beat faster... After all, who wouldn’t want to escape into a world where wolves ski and a little boy saves the day with a strand of tinned spaghetti? I aspire to create books that become the most loved, dog-eared, stuck-together-with-Sellotape type on a child’s bookshelf.

In 2015 I won second prize with ‘Yankee Doodle Stanley’ in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration.....YEEEEE HA!

In May 2016 ‘The Bench’ was awarded an honourable mention in the Znak Publishing House 5th edition of ‘A well designed book – let’s start with children competition’ in Poland.