Irish Book Awards

Dara Ó Briain & illustrated by Luna Valentine

One of the UK and Ireland’s best-loved comedians and presenters, Dara Ó Briain is a brilliant voice in children’s publishing. Dara performs stand up all over the world as well as presenting BBC’s ‘Mock the Week’, ‘Robot Wars’ and ‘Stargazing Live!’. His degree in Mathematical Physics reveals his life-long love of science and his first children’s book, Beyond the Sky, was the biggest children’s non-fiction debut in 2017 and a number one bestseller in Ireland.

Luna Valentine is a Polish children’s book illustrator, living in Nottingham. At Nottingham Trent University she studied Graphic Design and has gone on to do her Masters in Illustration. She works digitally, finding inspiration in folk tales, video games, cute Japanese food, under her bed and other places nobody thinks to look.

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