Patrick Benson

Illustrator: mentor in 2017

Patrick Benson is the award-winning illustrator of the 1994 republishing of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows and of the widely popular picture book Owl Babies. He published his first book in 1990, and has won several awards since then, including the Kate Greenaway Award and the Mother Goose Award. Most recently, Patrick has illustrated Michael Morpurgo’s It’s a Dog’s Life, Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham’s Night Sky Dragons, and Timothy Knapman’s Soon.