ABOUT JAMES FOLEY

  • James Foley is an award-winning children’s author and illustrator, cartoonist, public speaker and workshop facilitator. He is the current Regional Advisor for SCBWI Australia West.

    He is the author/illustrator of Dungzilla (Fremantle Press, 2017), Brobot (Fremantle Press, 2016) In The Lion (Walker Books, 2012) and the illustrator of The Last Viking (Fremantle Press, 2011), The Last Viking Returns (2014), My Dead Bunny (2015) and The Amity Kids Adventures (2013).

    My Dead Bunny was shortlisted for Picture Book of the Year in the 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. In The Lion was selected for the International Youth Library’s 2013 White Raven list. The Last Viking
    won the 2012 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’
    Crystal Kite Award, the 2012 WA Young Readers’ Hoffman Award, and a 2012
    Children’s Book Council of Australia Junior Judges Award. It was
    shortlisted for a further four awards.

    James is a big fan of yoga and has far too many books in his bedside reading pile.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • James makes picture books for courageous kids.