Alex Latimer

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Alex Latimer is a writer and illustrator based in Cape Town. His first children’s book, The Boy Who Cried Ninja, was published in April 2011, followed by Lion vs Rabbit, Penguin’s Hidden Talent, and Pig and Small.

Stay! A Top Dog Story was published in 2015, as well as The Baseball Player and the Walrus, which was illustrated by Alex and written by Ben Loory.

Never Follow a Dinosaur was published by Penguin Random House in July 2016, and this was followed by Am I Yours? published by OUP Children’s Books in 2017. Alex’s latest book is Lula and the Sea Monster, which was publised by OUP in 2019.

Alex also works as an author alongside his brother, illustrator Patrick Latimer. Their picture books together include Woolf and Wild Violet!, both published by Pavilion Children’s Books.

Between working on books, Alex writes and illustrates for magazines, ad campaigns and family birthday cards.