Alex T. Smith

alex-t-smithAfter briefly considering careers in space travel, cookery and being a rabbit, Alex finally decided to become an illustrator. In 2006 he graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Illustration. Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero (Scholastic) was the first picture book Alex illustrated and it won the Coventry Inspiration Award, and was long-listed for the Greenaway Medal in 2009.Alex was also shortlisted for The Best Emerging Illustrator by The Book Trust in 2008. He has since written and illustrated his own picture books including Egg and Bella and Monty.