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Award winning children's picture book writer and illustrator, Gavin Bishop.

Gavin is author and illustrator of over 70+ books, he lives and works in Christchurch, New Zealand. His work ranges from original stories to retellings of Maori myths, European fairy stories, and nursery rhymes.

AOTEAROA, The New Zealand Story (Penguin Random House 2017) traced the Maori and European history of Aotearoa for the last 65 million years. It was Children's Book of the Year in 2018.

Recent Books

Gavin Bishop Award

The Storylines Gavin Bishop Award was established in 2009. The award aims to encourage the publication of new and exciting high-quality picture books from new New Zealand illustrators.

It also recognises the contribution Gavin Bishop has made to the writing and illustrating of children’s picture books and gives an emerging talent the opportunity to benefit from his expertise. Each entrant is required to submit a storyboard, a page of rough drawings and two pieces of finished art to fit with text provided by Penguin Random House.
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