Illustrators / Photographers / Etc.
Sally Anne Lambert studied for her BA honours in Graphic Design at Coventry Polytechnic, and was commissioned for her first book by David Wood OBE, during her final show. Sally continues to illustrate both for UK and American publishers and has held several exhibitions of her watercolours. She lives in Crosby, Merseyside.
Priscilla Lamont studied graphic design at Canterbury College of Art. A full-time artist, she is a portrait painter as well as a successful children's book illustrator, Her books include Baby Rhyme Time (ISBN 9781845077143), Lovely Old Roly (ISBN 9780711214897) with Michael Rosen, The Hurricane Tree with Libby Purves and Little Bo Beep on the Nursery Rhyme Crimes series. She lives near Canterbury, Kent.
Jonathan Langley was born in 1952 and studied at the Liverpool College of Art and the Central School of Art and Design. A hugely successful author and illustrator of children's books, his titles for HarperCollins have sold over a million copies throughout the world. Shine was written in collaboration with his wife, Karen Langley. They are based in Arnside, Cumbria.
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As well as being a distinguished garden photographer – he holds the Royal Horticultural Society's Gold Medal for photography – Andrew Lawson is a painter, a passionate and knowledgeable gardener, and author of several successful gardening books.
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Robert Lawson (1892–1957) was a prolific writer and illustrator of literature for children and was the first person ever to receive both the Newbery and Caldecott medals. Among his forty-odd books are such classic stories as Rabbit Hill, Ben and Me, and They Were Strong and Good.
Originally from Toronto, Emily Laxer has spent several years in France. She attended college in Montreal, and most recently began a PhD in sociology at the University of Toronto.
ALAN LEE won the Kate Greenaway Medal for his illustrations to Rosemary Sutcliff's Black Ships Before Troy, which was followed by The Wanderings of Odysseus (both Frances Lincoln). In 1998 he won the Best Artist Award at the World Fantasy Awards. He illustrated the Centenary editions of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and, more recently, The Children of Húrin (HarperCollins). .....
Alastair Lee has been taking photographs since he first went travelling at the age of twenty. The main focus in front of the camera has always been his passion for rock climbing and mountaineering. The author of two travel guides to Australia and New Zealand, Alastair's first full colour photography book was Eyes Up (2003), a selection of images from his worldwide travels. This was followed by Forgotten Landscape (2004), and his acclaimed Pendle (2009), a collection of photographs of his beloved Pendle Hill in Lancashire. .....
Virginia Lee is the daughter of the artist and film conceptual designer Alan Lee. She studied Art and Design at Exeter College and Illustration at Kingston University. She worked as a sculptor on the Minas Tirith set of Peter Jackson's film trilogy The Lord of the Rings in New Zealand and designed merchandise for the films. She lives in Brighton, East Sussex. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Antonia Barber's retelling of The Frog Bride and Sally Pomme Clayton's Persephone.
Christophe Lefébure, a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris with a master’s degree in history, combines the qualities of a writer with those of a photographer. His principal subject of study is rural life, its customs, and traditions. For several years now, he has expanded his research to Paris. His first work, La France des lavoirs, received the Grand Prix Littéraire du Tourisme.
Frané Lessac is an internationally known American artist who has exhibited her paintings in London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. From film school in California she went on to study Caribbean culture on the island of Monserrat. She has worked on many children's projects to date.
Alison Lester is the well-known creator of many popular and award-winning children's books, many of which reflect her own country childhood. Her picture books include Magic Beach, Imagine, My Farm, Alison Lester's abc, and Yikes! She has written four Bonnie and Sam novels (illustrated by Roland Harvey) and two novels for older children, The Quicksand Pony and The Snow Pony
Joe Levine worked in an art studio from age 16. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Eng. Lit), is currently completing a master's degree in Renaissance Studies and he has a lively interest in literature, classical music, jazz, judo and karate.
Maris Lewis was born and grew up in Worcester, where she is studying Illustration at the University of Worcester. She illustrated Big Big Secrets by Robert Arley (SevernPIX). This is her first book for Frances Lincoln.
Miles Lewis is an architectural historian with a special interest in the cultural history of building technology, prefabrication, and vernacular architecture. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Comité International d'Architecture Vernaculaire, a Fellow of the International Advisory Council of the Royal Institute of Architects, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, a Member of the Order of Australia, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. .....
Philippa Lewis is a picture researcher, author and editor. Previous publications include Details: A Guide to House Design in Britain. She is married to the painter Miles Thistlethwaite and lives in Somerset.
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Fred Licht was formerly professor of the History of Art at Florida State University.
BETTY JEAN LIFTON (1926-2010) was the author of 20 books for children, many of them based on Japanese folklore. She grew up in Ohio, and lived for a time in Japan and Hong Kong, before settling in New York and Cambridge with her husband Robert Jay Lifton. Among her books for adults are two collaborations with Eikoh Hosoe about Hiroshima as well as three concerning the plight of the adopted child.
KAREN LILJE studied design and illustration at the University of Pretoria and has illustrated several children's books for publishers in south Africa. She has won awards for both design and illustration including the One Show for design, and has been published in Lurzer's Archive for a designed illustration campaign. The Parade is her first book for Frances Lincoln. She lives in Cape Town.
During his 20-year-long passion for the Great Wall, author-photographer William Lindesay has spent 1,200 days investigating the structure. In 1987 he made a 2,470-km solo journey on foot along the Wall from Jiayuguan to Shanhaiguan, Since settling in China in 1990, he has established International Friends of the Great Wall, an NGO which cooperates on preservation projects with the Beijing Administration of Cultural Heritage and the World Monuments Fund. .....
Karin Littlewood studied Graphic Design at the University of Northumbria, followed by an MA in illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has worked in editorial, packaging, design and advertising, as well as publishing. Her work has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal three times.
Bernard Lodge studied art at Dover and Canterbury schools of art, and went on to study at the Royal College of Art. He has had a long and distinguished career as a graphic designer for the BBC, designing award-winning title sequences on classics such as Doctor Who and The Mind Beyond. In 1979 he co-founded Lodge/Cheesman productions and worked on pioneering computer graphics, which featured in two of Ridley Scott's films, Bladerunner and Alien. .....
Mic Looby is a writer, editor, illustrator and cartoonist. He lists his hobbies as chewing pens and humming softly.
Tony Lord, photographer, writer and horticultural consultant, holds the Victoria Medal of Honour of the RHS. He has also won the Garden Writers' Guild Award for Best General Gardening Book.
Sandra Lousada is famous for her theatre photographs, her photographs of children, and her iconic portraits of such luminaries as Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Vanessa Redgrave, Albert Finney and Julie Christie. Her photographs have illustrated many books, including, most recently, London's Parks and Gardens, by Jill Billington, and Hampstead Heath, by Deborah Wolton and David McDowall (both Frances Lincoln). .....
Patrick Lynch is a comic book artist, illustrator and designer from Dublin. Active in the small press scene since 2008, his subtly paced, slice of life comic books have been noted by critics in Ireland and the UK.
Fergus Lyons is an artist and lives in the hills of County Sligo. He exhibits his work frequently.