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Anthony Browne is the internationally-renowned, award-winning author and illustrator of forty books, including the well-loved Willy the Wimp series. He graduated from Leeds Art College in 1967 with a Graphic Arts degree and worked as a medical illustrator and as a greeting cards illustrator before creating children’s books full-time. Anthony has won many awards including the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award. In 2000 Anthony won the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award for services to children's literature, and in 2005 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Education at Kingston University. He was announced as the sixth Children's Laureate in June 2009. Anthony lives in Kent and has two grown-up children.

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