Jez Alborough

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Jez Alborough (born 12 November 1959)[1] is an English writer and illustrator of children's picture books that have been translated into at least 15 languages[2] and have been recognised for numerous awards.[3] His religious name is Swami Prem Anudas.[4]

Albrough was born in Kingston upon Thames, southwest London. After attending obligatory school, Albrough earned his degree at the Norwich School of Art, where he published his first book A Bun Dance. He then worked for the Welsh publication The Listener, where he published Dotty Definitions. When his talents as an illustrator were discovered by an outside publisher, he received an offer to write his first children's book Bare Bear, which was published in 1985. Alborough has been working as an independent author and illustrator since.[5] He now lives in Richmond, London, with his Danish wife.[6][7]

Selected works[edit]

As of 24 October 2013, WorldCat reports these ten works most widely held in participating libraries.[2]

  • Martin's mice (1988)
  • Where's my teddy (1992)
  • It's the bear (1994)
  • What out! Big Bro's coming (1997)
  • My friend Bear (1998)
  • Duck in the truck (1999)
  • Hug (2000)
  • Fix-It Duck (Picture Lions, 2001) —a runner-up for the Greenaway Medal (won by Chris Riddell for Pirate Diary)
  • Some dogs do (2003)[8]
  • Tall (2005)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Happy Birthday Jez Alborough
  2. ^ a b "Alborough, Jez". WorldCat. Retrieved 24 October 2013
  3. ^ Awards on Albrough's website Archived 25 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ [1]. Library of Congress Authorities cite a 1985 phone call to publisher. Retrieved 24 October 2013
  5. ^ Sketches from my life on Albrough's website Archived 25 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Profile of the author at Harper Collins
  7. ^ Catherine Whyte (January 2014). "Big Hugs". The Richmond Magazine: 31. 
  8. ^ "Now you see me" (ten new picture books). Kate Kellaway. The Observer. 18 October 2003. Retrieved 26 August 2011

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