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Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers was our author of the Autumn Term 2012


Oliver Jeffers makes art.

From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Jeffers work takes many forms. His distinctive oil paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Illustration clients include, TED, NY Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian, United Airlines, Lavazza Coffee, Newsweek International, Her Royal Majesty the Queen of England, and the Irish Times for which he received the Gold Icad Award for Illustration.


HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, including Stuck, The Hueys, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, The Great Paper Caper, and most recently This Moose Belongs to Me.


Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver’s second book Lost and Found was developed into an animated short film, which has received over sixty awards including , The New York Times Best Illustrated Books 2012, a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film. Picture Book awards include the Smarties Award, Irish Book of the Year, The Blue Peter Book of the Year, as well as shortlistsfor the British Book of the Year, The Roald Dahl Prize and the Kate Greenaway Medal.


Oliver won a New York Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with Mac Premo.

Oliver was brought up in Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.