Khoa Le

Khoa Le has illustrated picture books published in a number of different countries, including the 2020 Sydney Taylor Honor book Miriam at the River. She is also an author, a graphic designer, and a painter. Khoa has a passion for travel, an eagerness to learn about different cultures, and a desire to discover the beauty of the world. Her inner moth makes her attracted to any source of light, but her dream is to one day see the northern lights. She lives in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, with her five cats.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Alice in Wonderland

What’s your favorite line from a book?

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
      (J. R. R. Tolkien)

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Edward Gorey
Arthur Rackham
Kay Nielsen

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

It had always been my dream to tell stories of my own imagination, through pictures, since I believe art is one universally way to speak to others, regardless where you come from, what language you speak or what background you have.