Authors Festival

The Authors Festival is a window for the promotion of the world’s most acclaimed children’s writers and illustrators attending CCBF, who either create books for children or write and research about children’s books.

The Authors Festival is a window for the promotion of the world’s most acclaimed children’s writers and illustrators attending CCBF, who either create books for children or write and research about children’s books.

The Authors Festival is also a bridge between the Fair’s official programme designed for publishing professionals and the events offered to young readers and other public visitors, many of them co-organised with local publishers. It encompasses seminars, book launches, reading and book signing sessions.

In 2019, 17 children’s writers and illustrators are featured in the Authors Festival. They will be actively involved in the CCBF professional programme taking place at the Official Conference Room and at the Illustrators Survival Corner.

Click the button to learn more about the full Authors Festival event list: 

A selection of books penned and brushed by the authors of our festival will be available at the CCBF Book Store.

Here are our featured writers and illustrators for 2019. Click on their bio to see where to hear your favourite author talk about their latest books or get your copy signed.

  • Pierdomenico Baccalario

    Pierdomenico Baccalario 

    Italy

    Author and Founder, Book on A Tree

  • Elina Ellis

    Elina Ellis

    Ukraine

    Author and Illustrator

  • julia eccleshare

    Julia Eccleshare

    UK

    Writer and Director, Hay Festival

  • Patricia Geis

    Patricia Geis

    Spain

    Author and Illustrator

  • Heimi-黑眯

    Heimi
    China
    Picture Book Author and Illustrator

  • Mari-Kandstad-Johnsen

    Mari Kanstad Johnsen

    Norway

    Illustrator, Writer and Artist

  • Katsumi Komagata

    Katsumi Komagata

    Japan

    Author and Publisher, One Stroke

  • André Letria

    André Letria

    Portugal

    Illustrator and Publisher, Pto Lógico Ediçoes

  • David Macaulay © Sarah Priestap

    David Macaulay

    USA

    Author and Illustrator

  • Adrien Parlange

    Adrien Parlange

    France

    Author and Illustrator

  • Dav Pilkey

    Dav Pilkey

    USA

    Illustrator and Comic Author

  • Kristin-Roskifte

    Kristin Roskifte

    Norway

    Illustrator and Picture Book Author

  • Bjorn-Rune-Lie

    Bjorn Rune Lie

    Norway

    Illustrator

  • Maria Titova

    MariaTitova

    Russia

    Illustrator

  • Page Tsou

    Page Tsou

    Taiwan, China

    Illustrator and Art Director, Auspicious Design

  • Harmen van Straaten

    Harmen Van Straaten

    Netherlands

    Illustrator and Author

  • Lisbeth Zwerger ©Willy Puchner

    Lisbeth Zwerger

    Austria

    Book illustrator