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Chris Haughton


Chris Haughton is an acclaimed Irish illustrator and author based in London. Before becoming a picture book author, Chris traveled the world and worked as a waiter in San Francisco, a handyman in London’s Paddington Station, an English teacher in Hong Kong, and an art teacher in India. On his trips to India and Nepal, he became interested in fair trade and got involved with a number of non-profit projects. In 2007, he was listed in Time magazine’s “DESIGN 100” for the design work he did for People Tree.

Chris’s debut book A Bit Lost was first published in Korean. It has been translated into 27 languages and has won 10 awards in 8 countries. His howlingly funny Oh No George (Walker Books, 2012) was an Amazon Top 10 Picture Book of 2012. With SHH! We Have a Plan (Walker Books, 2014) he won, among other prizes, the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Irish Book Award. His beautiful bedtime book Goodnight Everyone (Walker Books, 2016) was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award and received a starred review in School Library Journal. His interactive projects include Hatmonkey, an app which released in 2014, and Little Earth, a virtual reality experience launched in August 2017. Chris is currently working on his new picture book about a little crab who doesn’t love the sea. The book will be published by Walker Books in August 2019.