Winner of the Crichton Award for Book Illustration, Anna Pignataro has created more than sixty books for children. Her books are published internationally and translated into eleven different languages. Being Agatha, published in 2015,was long-listed for the ABIA awards and shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. Her follow-up book, Agatha and the Dark, was published in October 2016. Anna is also the author of a junior fiction series and creator of a wide and quirky range of greeting cards.
When not painting and writing Anna enjoys fortune telling, reading, dancing, cooking, travelling and watching movies especially British mysteries. Her inspiration comes from the little everyday things and people she meets but her greatest inspiration is nature and she loves trees most of all. Through her work Anna hopes to inspire children to follow their dreams, imagine magic and believe that anything is possible.
Anna lives in Melbourne, Australia near the beach with her husband and daughter.
Often her backyard is visited by a family of ducks, a very special blackbird, and two little rabbits who hide in the herb garden.