MARY MURPHY is a Dublin-based author-illustrator of over 40 books for young children. She has garnered a string of starred reviews and accolades in the USA, UK and Ireland for her work, which has also been adapted for TV. In Children’s Books Ireland’s 2018 campaign to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage, Mary was one of twenty ‘Bold Girls’ celebrated for having made ‘an exceptional contribution to the canon of Irish children’s literature’. She was a co-founder of the WonderFest online book festival during the pandemic. Alongside new picture book projects, Mary’s first middle grade novel will be published next year by Pushkin Press.