Anne Spudvilas is a multi-award-winning illustrator of children’s books and an established portrait painter who also works as a courtroom artist for the Melbourne media. Her first picture book The Race was awarded the Crichton Award for Illustration and Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Honour Book. In 2000 she won CBCA Picture Book of the Year for Jenny Angel and her latest picture book The Peasant Prince has received the NSW and Queensland Premiers’ Literary Awards, the Australian Book Industry Award and CBCA Honour Book. Anne lives and works in Melbourne.

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