Andy Rowland

While studying for a degree in Manchester, Andy Rowland accepted his first drawing award, the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize. Years later, he has more than twenty published books to his name. He lives in England.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Encyclopedia Britannica

What’s your favorite line from a book?

Once upon a time

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Quentin Blake, Oliver Jeffers and then everyone else

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

It just seemed natural to do that. I love drawing so much I couldn’t imagine being anything else.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Just go for it, you have a whole life-time before you. You will regret not trying even if you don’t make it. Just because you don’t make a living from something doesn’t mean you can’t be that!