Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is originally from Bradford and studied illustration and graphic design at Bradford College of Art. In 2000 he moved to France where, amongst other things, he was an English teacher before working in newspaper layout and design. When his children were small he realised he loved the picture books he read to them, sometimes even more than his children did – the Picture Book Bug had truly bitten. Chris has since written and illustrated several books and is currently thinking about the next one, at home near Limoges. He likes listening to and making music, wandering around the countryside, a bit of running and riding a bike.

  • 2020 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlist
  • Oscar’s Book Prize 2020 Shortlist

Praise for The Suitcase

This beautifully illustrated and wise, gentle tale of tolerance and kindness for fellow humans resonates deeply. I hope all parents share The Suitcase with their children.

Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

Did you know…

  • Chris once asked the World's Most Famous Living Artist to save a cow from a river bank!

  • Chris's favourite season is autumn and his favourite colour is green.

  • Chris once mistook a horse for a hedgehog!

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