Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

CHRIS NAYLOR-BALLESTEROS is an English author and illustrator. After studying graphic design and illustration at the Bradford College of Art, he moved to France in 2000 and did stints as an English teacher and newspaper layout designer. His debut picture book, I'm Going to Eat This Ant, was published by Bloomsbury UK in Spring 2017. His 2019 picture book The Suitcase earned accolades from Khaled Hosseini, the UN Refugee Agency and Axel Scheffler (illustrator of The Gruffalo) as well as a starred review from Kirkus Reviews, and his forthcoming picture book Out of Nowhere was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives near Limoges, France, with his family.