Steve Antony

Steve Antony

Born in the UK and raised in New Mexico, Steve was the ‘British kid that liked to draw’. After taking redundancy in 2010 from a call-centre, Steve decided to pursue his life-long dream of becoming a writer-illustrator by applying for a place on the prestigious Children's Book Illustration MA course at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. He normally sticks to a limited pallet, in part because of his red-green colourblindness. Steve Antony is an award winning, bestselling children's book writer and illustrator based in Swindon.

Wychwood Literature Festival 2016: Steve Antony.

His 2014 debut, The Queen’s Hat, won the Oscar's First Book Prize, and it was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and was adapted into a concert by the London Symphony Orchestra. A sequel, The Queen’s Handbag was published last year. Steve has produced a number of books, including London Times Pick of the Week, Please Mr Panda and the much loved Betty Goes Bananas books, along with Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles: a story about war and peace. Steve Antony will be doing an event on Monster in the Hood.