Suzy Lee

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Suzy Lee
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Born 1974
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation Illustrator
Nationality Korean
Genre Children's books

Suzy Lee (born January 1, 1974) is a children's book illustrator and author. She designed the poster for the 2013 US National Book Festival.[1]

Wave, illustrated by Lee, won the New York Times’s Best Illustrated Book Award in 2008,[2] and the Golden Medal from the Society of Illustrators.[3]


She was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1974.[4]

She graduated in 1996 with a BFA in Painting from the Seoul National University, and earned an MA in Book Arts in 2001 from Camberwell College of Arts.[5]

She has lived in Singapore and London, and currently lives and works in Seoul.[6]


Collaborations with Other Authors[edit]


2014, Best Books of the Year for Children and YA., Bank Street College of Education Book Committee, for Open This Little Book

2013, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (Picture Book Honor Winner), U.S.A., for Open This Little Book

2010, Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2010 by The New York Times, U.S.A., for Shadow

2010, Prêmio FNLIJ Luis Jardim - O Melhor Livro de Imagem by FNLIJ (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infantil e Juvenil), Brazil, for Shadow

2008, Premio Albumilustrado by Gremio de Librerios de Madrid (Asociación de Empresarios del Comercio del Libro de Madrid), Spain, for Wave

2008, Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2008 by The New York Times, U.S.A., for Wave

2008, Gold Medal for Original Art by the Society of Illustrators, U.S.A., for Wave

2008, Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts by the National Council of Teachers of English, U.S.A., for The Zoo

2003, The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2003 by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Switzerland, for La revanche des lapins


  1. ^ Cavna, Michael (2013-09-19). "NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL 2013: Poster creator Suzy Lee wanted to reflect 'everything you can do with books'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  2. ^ "Best Illustrated Children's Books 2008 - The New York Times > Books > Slide Show > Slide 7 of 11". Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  3. ^ "The Society of Illustrators: 2008 Original Art Winners". Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  4. ^ "Suzy Lee | National Book Festival - Library of Congress". Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  5. ^ "Suzy Lee Books :: about Suzy Lee". Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  6. ^ "Suzy Lee Books :: about Suzy Lee". Retrieved 2016-03-06. 

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