Natascia Ugliano

Natascia Ugliano received her diploma at the Fine Arts Academy of Brera, in Milan, Italy. She has illustrated many children’s books including Abraham’s Search for God, Sarah Laughs, and Benjamin and the Silver Goblet. She lives in Milan.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Hansel and Gretel, Peter Pan, Little Women, Thumbelina, The Little Prince

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

My favorite illustrators are Carl Cneut, Svjetlan Junakovic, and Anne Herbauth.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Illustrator must be a careful observer, must look for a personal style, and must feel free to experiment.