Hilary Tapper on creating a beach storybook

Hilary Tapper holding a copy of At the Bach

Kia ora! Hilary here, the illustrator of At the Bach.

Creating this book was a really special process for me—I got to focus on creating a book about the delight of ‘baches’ in New Zealand culture.

The Grizzled Grist a 2023 White Raven

The Grizzled Grist Does Not Exist

Each year the International Youth Library based in Munich, Germany publishes a catalogue called the White Ravens with a selection of notable books from around the world.

The Grizzled Grist Does Not Exist by Juliette MacIver and Sarah Davis was selected as a White Raven 2023—the only Aotearoa New Zealand book to be selected.

Giselle Clarkson 2023 Arts Foundation Laureate

Giselle Clarkson with cat illustration

Giselle Clarkson, author of The Observologist (released next month), is one of nine Aotearoa artists awarded a 2023 Arts Foundation Laureate.

Giselle received the Mallinson Rendel Illustrators Award, awarded every two years to a children’s book illustrator.