Elise Hurst is an illustrator, author and fine artist. She has illustrated over 50 books and is known worldwide for her surreal vintage images in paintings, cards and her own books. Her most recent picture book, Adelaide’s Secret World, was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards in 2016. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, Peter, and their twin boys.
Photo © E. Hirst, courtesy of Penguin Random House