Yevgenia Nayberg

Yevgenia Nayberg is an illustrator, painter, and set and costume designer. She received a Sydney Taylor Silver Medal for her illustrations for Drop by Drop. She lives in New York.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Adventures of Cipollino by Gianni Rodari

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

The German Werner Klemke and the Russian Vladimir Konashevich were my first “teachers”. Saul Steinberg is my all-time favorite.

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

Drawing and reading have always been my two favorite things to do- I had no choice!

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Don’t be afraid to try something new