Chris Haughton

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hatmonkey-logo-202x300Chris Haughton is an Irish illustrator and author living in London. He was listed in Time magazine’s ‘DESIGN 100′ for the work he has been doing for fair trade clothing company People Tree.

His debut book A Bit Lost was first published in English in September 2010. It has been translated into 19 languages and won 10 awards in 8 countries. In the UK it won Gold at the AOI Best of British Illustration Awards 2010. In Ireland it won the Bisto Children’s book of the year and the Eilís Dillon Award for Best Debut Book. In Holland it won the Dutch Picture Book of the Year 2012. In the US it won the Marion Vannette Ridgway award.

Oh No George came out in March 2012 and has been nominated for 5 awards in 4 countries including the Greenaway Medal and the Roald Dahl Funny award. SHH! We have a plan came out in March 2014 and won the UK Association of Illustrators Award for best children’s book. Hat Monkey was released in Sept 2014.

In 2011, he co-founded a fair trade company in Nepal called ‘Node’. It operates as a non-profit and aims to connect the world’s best designers with fair trade organisations.