Irish Book Awards

Yasmeen Ismail

Yasmeen Ismail is a rising star in the picture book world. Her debut book Time for Bed, Fred! won the V&A Best Illustrated Book Award, was longlisted for the Kate Greenway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Award. Specs for Rex, her second title to be published by Bloomsbury, was shortlisted for the Junior Design Awards, The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards and the Prima Baby Awards.

Yasmeen studied animation in Dublin before moving to London. Her biggest influences are the books she used to pore over and escape to as a child, and her sister and her children. Yasmeen lives in Bristol with her husband and her cat.

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