About me

Photo by Olivia Domingos at Smallprint Books

Photo by Olivia Domingos

I am an author-illustrator and educator with a passion for dogs and direct action! You will find both of these things in my debut picture book, The King Who Banned the Dark, which was a Guardian Children’s Book of the Month, a Sunday Times Book to Watch Out For, and nominated for nine awards including the Kate Greenaway, Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and Little Rebels Award.

My second picture book, The Last Tree, will be published by Pavilion Children’s in February 2020 and I am now working on a non-fiction children’s book alongside a long-form graphic memoir about climate change and romantic comedies. My comics have appeared in print in the Observer, Vogue and Myriad Edition’s groundbreaking new study of over 250 years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain, The Inking Woman.

When I’m not writing, drawing or having a nap I teach courses on comics, graphic novels, drawing and illustration at the Royal Drawing School in London, and do civil disobedience with Extinction Rebellion.

I have an MA with Distinction in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art (Anglia Ruskin) and a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University. My agent is Ed Wilson at Johnson & Alcock.

To see more of my work in progress and pictures of my dog please follow me on instagram @emilyhaworthbooth

Awards and honours:
– Shortlisted, Lewisham Primary Award, Picturebook Category, 2020
– Nominated, Kate Greenaway Medal 2020
– Finalist, Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition 2019
– Shortlisted, Hampshire Illustrated Book Award 2019
– Shortlisted, Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2020
– Shortlisted, Independent Bookshop Week Book Award 2019
– Shortlisted, Klaus Flugge Award 2019
– Shortlisted, Little Rebels Award for radical children’s fiction 2019
– Shortlisted, Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019
– Runner-up, Read it again! Picture Book Award 2019
– Shortlisted, Laydeez Do Comics Prize 2018
– Winner, Picture This! illustration award 2017
– Shortlisted, Macmillan Prize for Illustration 2017
– Winner, Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize 2013
– Runner-up, Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize 2008
– Winner, Warner Comedy Box Competition 2007
– Finalist, Nivea Funny Women Awards 2007
– Foyle Young Poet, 1998


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