Short Bio:

Since his 2014 debut, Steve Antony has so far written and illustrated 16 picture books. Steve has been nominated four times and long listed once for the Kate Greenaway Medal. His internationally bestselling Mr Panda series was recently optioned for TV by Magic Light Pictures. HIs highly acclaimed The Queen's Hat (the first instalment of the Queen Collection) was adapted into a musical concert by the London Symphony Orchestra and won the Evening Standard's Oscars Book Prize. His Queen's Hat inspired Shaun the Sheep statue raised £15,000 for the Wallace and Gromit Children's CharitySteve also illustrated Tim Minchin's When I Grow Up, a cover of the Famous Five and has contributed work to the LGBTQ+ Pride YA anthology and Drawing Europe Together. Steve plays an active role in his local community as Patron to Swindon Libraries Children's Services, having recently designed their library card. He is involved with UK literacy charities The National Literacy Trust and Beanstalk and a vocal advocate for more incidental inclusiveness in children’s literature - the main character of his forthcoming book Amazing just happens to be a wheelchair user. Steve is red-green colour-blind which influences his work. He studied at Anglia Ruskin University after having been made redundant from a Swindon call centre. Steve was raised in New Mexico and now lives in Swindon UK with his partner and cat.

Steve is represented by Elizabeth Roy Literary Agency. 


Books written and illustrated by Steve Antony:


AMAZING (coming Jan '19)

UNPLUGGED

GREEN LIZARDS VS RED RECTANGLES
- Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2017, Longlisted for the UKLA (UK Literary Association) 2017 Award

THE QUEEN'S HAT - Won the Oscars Book Prize, Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Prize, Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, Shortlisted for the 'Read it Again' Award, Shortlisted for the Sheffield's Children's Book Award, Shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards, Adapted into a LSO concert

THE QUEEN'S HANDBAG

THE QUEEN'S PRESENT 

THE QUEEN'S LIFT-OFF (coming Sept '18)

PLEASE, MR PANDA - Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2016, Winner of the Oxfordshire Book Awards (picture book category), Winner of the Early Years Niagara Literary Award, Longlisted for the UKLA (UK Literary Association) 2016 Award, Shortlisted for the Nottingham Children's Book Award 2016, Gold Star Award from  NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards), Picture Book of the Month at Barnes & Noble, Honoured by Society Of Illustrators

I'LL WAIT, MR PANDA

THANK YOU, MR PANDA

GOODNIGHT, MR PANDA

MR PANDA'S COLOURS

MR PANDA'S FEELINGS

BETTY GOES BANANAS - Shortlisted for the Nottingham Children's Book Award 2015

BETTY GOES BANANAS IN HER PYJAMAS - Shortlisted for the Dundee Book Award

MONSTER IN THE HOOD - Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2017, Shortlisted for the St.Helens Schools Library Service Book Awards 2017


Books illustrated by Steve Antony:


FAMOUS FIVE: FIVE HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME (cover art)

TIM MINCHIN'S WHEN I GROW UP


Books Steve has contributed art to:

PROUD (coming soon)

DRAWING EUROPE TOGETHER (coming soon)


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