Oliver Jeffers makes art. From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making. Jeffers’ work takes many forms. His distinctive oil paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn and Gestalten Space, Berlin.
Oliver’s picture books have been translated into over 30 languages, including Lost & Found, How to Catch a Star, Stuck, The Hueys, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, The Great Paper Caper, This Moose Belongs to Me, the New York Times bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit (written by Drew Daywalt) and Once Upon An Alphabet, all published in the UK by HarperCollins Children’s Books.
Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver’s second book Lost & Found was developed into an animated short film which has received over sixty awards including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film.
Recent projects include picture book collaborations with Eoin Colfer on Imaginary Fred (HarperCollins Children’s Books), and Sam Winston on A Child of Books (Walker) and illustrating the 10th Anniversary Edition of John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (PRH). Oliver’s next picture book, Here We Are will be out in November 2017, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books in the UK and PRH in the US.
Picture book awards include The New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Smarties Award, Irish Book of the Year, The Blue Peter Book of the Year, BolognaRagazzi Fiction Award, as well as shortlists for the British Book of the Year, The Roald Dahl Prize and the Kate Greenaway Medal.
Oliver was born in Australia, brought up in Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.