Helen Stephens

Illustrator: mentor in 2019

Helen Stephens is the award-winning illustrator of Fleabag, How To Hide A Lion, and The Night Iceberg. She has also illustrated books for babies, including UNICEF’s Baby, I Love You and books for older children including Belle and Sebastien. How to Hide a Lion won the Prix Livrentête and was nominated for the Greenaway Medal, the UKLA Awards, and the Red House Children’s Book Awards. It has been adapted for stage by The Polka Theatre.

Helen  loves drawing from life, and does her best drawings in the rain! She started the hashtag #walktosee on Instagram which has had over 3000 contributors so far.

Helen mentored Kirsti Beautyman in 2017 and Chie Hosaka in 2019.