Raymond Briggs is one of the most successful picture book creators of our time. His books include classics, such as Father Christmas, The Snowman, and Fungus the Bogeyman. Several of his books have been televised and When the Wind Blows has also been staged as theater. Briggs won the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration twice and his book Ug was the winner of the Nestlé Smarties Silver Award. He lives in Sussex, England.