Catherine Rayner is an author and illustrator of children's picture books. She studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art where, for her final degree show, she created what would go on to be her debut picture book.
Originally from Yorkshire, Catherine fell in love with the city of Edinburgh and still lives there. Winner of the 2009 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for her second book HARRIS FINDS HIS FEET, Catherine has now been shortlisted four times for the award. She was also awarded the Best New Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards in 2006 and was named one of Booktrust's ten Best New Illustrators in 2008. In 2010, she was the inaugural illustrator in residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. In 2012 Catherine’s book ‘Iris and Isaac’ won the UKLA Children’s Book Award and the Dutch edition of ‘Solomon Crocodile’ has been selected as PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014 in The Netherlands by the CPNB.
As well as producing award-winning picture books, she also exhibits her artwork in galleries all over the world and illustrates her own range of greeting cards. For more information visit www.catherinerayner.co.uk You can also 'like' Catherine Rayner on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @catherinerayner.