Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children's Laureate. In the 2013 New Year's Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.
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At a ceremony held at the Paramount Centre this morning, Anthony Browne was named as the Children’s Laureate for 2009-11. Random House Children's Books is proud to publish every Children’s Laureate; Anthony follows in the footsteps of Quentin Blake, Anne Fine, Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Rosen. Anthony was absolutely delighted to accept the honour. He will...