Oliver Jeffers

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Oliver Jeffers' work takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, and HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his award-winning picture books, now translated into over 30 languages.

In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day, and in 2008 Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London-based Studio AKA.

Jeffers won a NY Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with the artist and director Mac Premo, and in 2013 Jeffers co-directed the video for U2's Ordinary Love with Premo. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jeffers now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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The gun control debate isn’t really about gun control anymore. It’s about identity.

Those who identify as gun owners feel their identity is threatened when the issue of gun control is raised- that we shouldn’t discuss policy change when emotions are high. But if the barrel from one shooting has barely c...

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Upon discovering Where the Wild Things Are, I was truly transported. The book’s untamed, dark, imagery and abstract story, was created with such sincerity that it invited my 7 year old self to step squarely into Sendak's bizarre world and have a look ...more
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“Then the boy realised,the penguin wasn't lost,he was just lonely.”
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“In truth, nothing was the same. She forgot about the stars… and taking notice of the sea. She was no longer filled with all the curiosities of the world and didn’t take much notice of anything… other than how heavy… and awkward the bottle had become.”
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