Anna Walker is an illustrator based in Melbourne. Her imagery is inspired by tiny details in the world around her. Anna writes and illustrates stories for children.

Anna Walker works from a studio in Melbourne, Australia.

 

Besides drawing and pottering about in her studio,  she loves knitting animals, listening to frogs and being home with her family.

 

Anna’s latest picture book, Mr Huff won Book of the Year (Early Childhood) in the 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia awards and was shortlisted in the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

Awards

2016 Winner of the Book of the year: Early Childhood, CBCA – Mr Huff by Anna Walker

2016 Prime Ministers Literary Awards Shortlist: Mr Huff by Anna Walker

2016 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable: Mr Huff by Anna Walker, What Do You Wish For by Jane Godwin and illustrated by Anna Walker, Hurry Up Alfie by Anna Walker

2016 Book Design Awards of Australia: Mr Huff shortlisted

2016 Yabba Shortlist : Mr Huff

2013 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Short List: Peggy by Anna Walker.
2013 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable: Peggy by Anna Walker
2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Children’s fiction shortlist: : Peggy by Anna Walker
2013 Book Industry Award Short listed book of the Year for Younger Children (age range 0 – 8 years): Peggy by Anna Walker
2013 Australian Society of Authors / Children’s Picture Book Illustrators’ Initiative  – Mr Huff
2011 CBCA Awards 2011 Early Childhood Notable: I Don’t Believe in Dragons
2010 58th Book Design Awards of Australia Lets Play House
2009 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable I Love to Dance

2009 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable I Love to Sing

2009 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable I Love Holidays

2009 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable I Love Birthdays

2009 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable Little Cat and the Big Red Bus
2009 57th Book Design Awards of Australia I Love to Dance won best Children’s Series Design.

Contact

For books I am represented by the lovely Stephen Barr : The Writers House
If you would like to say hello or enquire about a special project or commission : Email Anna
For enquiries regarding speaking engagements please contact :  Booked Out

History

Anna was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up in Melbourne.
She completed Certificate of Art and Design, Boxhill Tafe
Bachelor of Design, Degree with Honours, Swinburne
Worked as a designer/illustrator at The Age for one year
Freelanced in design and illustration for a range of publishers and clients
And is now an author and Illustrator of picture books