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David Kennett was born and raised in Adelaide, and graduated with a Bachelor of Design and Illustration from the Underdale College of Advanced education in 1985. He has worked as an art director with a publishing house, and as a teacher of drawing and illustration at TAFE SA and the University of South Australia. He is now a full-time book illustrator and author with a particular interest in wildlife, natural history and the ancient world.  His books include six titles in the award-winning natural history series Solo Wildlife, with Olympia: Warrior Athletes of Ancient Greece winning the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books in the 2001 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. His most recent book Forward March written by Christobel Mattingley was published in 2016. In 2003 David was awarded the Centenary of Federation medal for services to Australia through literature.