Mehrdokht Amini

Mehrdokht Amini is an Iranian-born children’s book illustrator. She has been nominated for a Kate Greenaway Medal and been invited to participate in the prestigious Bratislava Biennial of Illustrations. She lives in the UK.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Tripods by John Christopher

What’s your favorite line from a book?

Can’t really remember.

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

IIllustrators: Brecht Evens, Júlia Sardà, Rebecca Dautremer

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

To live in the world of fantasy.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Try to be original.