Julia Donaldson

b. 1948

Julia Donaldson was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.

Julia Donaldson is a children’s writer, poet, playwright and songwriter. She has written over 200 books for children and was the 2011-13 Children’s Laureate. She has collaborated with the illustrator Axel Scheffler on over twenty titles, including The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Julia has worked with many other illustrators, among them Rebecca Cobb (The Paper Dolls), Helen Oxenbury (The Giant Jumperee) and Nick Sharratt (Toddle Waddle). She has won numerous awards, including the Blue Peter Awards, the Scottish Children’s Book Awards and the Smarties Prize.

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