Ed Vere
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Ed Vere

Ed Vere is an award winning and New York Times bestselling writer & illustrator of picture books. 'Max the Brave' is a New York Times bestseller and was named one of The Sunday Times's '100 Modern Children's Classics'. It was also long listed for the Kate Greenaway medal and is published in over 15 languages. It is followed by 'Max at Night' and 'Max & Bird'. Published in the US by Sourcebooks and Puffin in the UK. His latest book, Grumpy Frog, was published in the UK in 2017 and was nominated for the Sainsbury's children's book award. 'The Getaway', his first book, won the Highland Children's Book Award in 2007. The following year, 'Banana' was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway prize. In 2009 'Mr Big' was Booktrust’s official Booktime book, reaching 750,000 British schoolchildren – the largest single print run for a picture book! In the same year, pop-up book 'Chick' won the Booktrust Early Years Award for best baby book. 'Bedtime for Monsters' was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011 and the next year Ed had the honour of being one of the four Roald Dahl Funny Prize judges, along with Michael Rosen. Ed also works on many projects related to his books . . . from speaking at festivals from Rio to Mexico to Kerala, to curating festival experiences in the UK, to live drawing onstage at The Barbican Centre alongside the Britten Sinfonia, and at The Wigmore hall with the Neil Cowley Trio. Recently Ed worked with Tiger Aspect to develop an animated TV series and is currently working with the Little Angel Theatre on a production of Mr Big. Ed worked with CLPE to co-create the Power of Pictures scheme which encourages visual literacy in primary school education and has received major funding from the Arts Council. Ed lives and works in London. www.edvere.com twitter - @ed_vere instagram - @ed_vere

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