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Biography

Natalie Russell is a Dundee based author, illustrator, and printmaker.

Since graduating from the Master of Design programme at University of Dundee in 1999, Natalie has worked as the Education Co-ordinator at Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio, taught illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and continued to exhibit prints and write and illustrate children’s picture books. Natalie developed her first children’s book with Bloomsbury, ‘Hamish the Highland Cow’ and was shortlisted for ‘Best New Illustrator’ in the Booktrust Early Years Awards in 1994. Since then she has produced ‘Home Sweet Hamish’ and ‘Donkey’s Busy Day’ (Bloomsbury), ‘Moon Rabbit’ and more recently ‘Brown Rabbit in the City’ (Macmillan).

Whilst working within the field of Children’s publishing, Natalie continues to visit book festivals, libraries and schools promoting reading and literacy skills and still teaches within the Illustration Department at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.

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