Laura Carlin - Author Picture

Laura Carlin - Illustrator

Laura Carlin is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and an award-winning illustrator. Over the years her work has featured in Vogue, The Guardian and The New York Times. Her previous books for Walker include The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. She lives in London, and her work is available on www.lauracarlin.blogspot.co.uk.

Gran Prix Winner of the Biennale for Illustration in Bratislava 2015 Laura Carlin studied at the Royal College of Art, and won several awards including the Quentin Blake Award two years running, and the National Magazine Award. She also received the Uniqlo Fashion Illustration Award in both 2003 and 2004, which enabled her to travel to Shanghai and Tokyo. A prolific drawer and painter, she also works on ceramics. Laura currently works in an advisory role with the development of Quentin Blake's House of Illustration. She is also a regular visiting lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts at Maidstone. As a commercial illustrator, Laura's work has featured in publications such as Vogue, The New Scientist, The Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph and The Independent. She has also illustrated several children's books and was voted in 2009 an ADC Young Gun, one of the 50 most influential creatives under 30 years of age. She is also the winner of the prestigious 2011 V&A Illustration Award.

On her win at the BIB 2015 the judges said 'The Iron Man and A world of your own are two diverse narratives, both created in a confident and highly-skilled personal visual language in a variety of media.
Laura Carlin moves with ease, yet with great care between different moods, demonstrating both sensitivity and a sense of humour. The smallest vignettes as well as double-paged illustrations are composed with care and the pages are paced to perfection. Innovative design-features are always functional, never applied in a flippant or gimmicky manner. With a sense for detail as well as a clear view of the ‘whole’, these books are brilliant examples of a dialogue between technique and medium and an extensive frame of reference.'

See previous winners of the BIB award for illustrators here.

Featured Books, with extracts, illustrated by Laura Carlin

King of the Sky
Nicola Davies - illustrated by Laura Carlin
May 2017 Picture Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 | In a story full of hope against adversity, King of the Sky tells how flying a homing pigeon helps a young...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Promise
Nicola Davies - illustrated by Laura Carlin
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal The Promise is a story with a strong green message - about the power we have to transform our world - and features breathtaking design and illustration. A perfect book to share with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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The Promise
Nicola Davies - illustrated by Laura Carlin
Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014. This is a picture books of great beauty and hope about the power we have to transform our world. The Promise is the story of a magical discovery that will touch...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2013
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The Iron Man
Ted Hughes - illustrated by Laura Carlin
A stunning new version of a much-loved children's classic with stunning and unusual illustations from Laura Carlin. Part modern fairy tale, part science fiction myth, The Iron Man describes the unexpected arrival in England of a mysterious giant "metal man"...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2010
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The Silver Donkey
Sonya Hartnett - illustrated by Laura Carlin
Award-winning Sonya Hartnett's deeply moving The Silver Donkey is full of a soldier's tales which he tells to the two children who find him alive but blind, struggling to get back from the war to his home across...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/11/2008
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