Illustrator/author Liz Anelli spends her life drawing, making up and telling stories – mostly through pictures. She creates picture books, junior fiction and illustrated maps using a variety of mixed media and her computer. Liz has been extensively recognised for her illustrations. Ten Pound Pom was Educational Publishing Australia Educational Picture Book Winner and shortlisted CBCA Picture Book of the Year in 2018. One Photo was shortlisted CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2017. Desert Lake won the Scholastic Australia Standing Orders Librarians’ Choice Award 2016 plus an impressive string of short-listings.
2020 sees two new Walker Books arrivals in The Biscuit Maker and a long awaited second Nature Story Series non-fiction picture book Dry to Dry, which will be exhibited at the Lovett Gallery. There will also be an exciting series of educational Illustrated Wildlife Maps for Newcastle City Council.
Liz likes to illustrate how people work and fit alongside each other and loves nothing more than sketching on the streets. From these studies she has created various illustrated story-maps as fold-up maps and massive murals. She has been awarded ASA and NAVA grants and a May Gibbs Fellowship. Liz is an ambassador for Books in Homes and reviewer for Reading Time, the CBCA guide to contemporary children’s literature.