Adam Stower

Adam Stower is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books. He lives and works by the sea in Brighton on the south coast of England. He has been illustrating for over 20 years.

Adam studied art at college, gaining a first class BA Hons degree in Illustration at the Norwich School of Art and a Masters degree in Narrative Illustration at Brighton University.

Adam has illustrated sixteen picture books to date, seven of which he wrote himself. He has also illustrated many chapter books for children both here and in the USA.

His books have received international acclaim, winning prizes at home and abroad, including the Red House Book Award for Bottom’s Up! 2010, the Wanda Gag Read-Aloud Book Award for Silly Doggy! (US) 2013, and the Sheffield Book Award (commendation) for Troll and the Oliver 2014. 

Adam’s publishers include Puffin, Templar Books, Bloomsbury, Faber and Faber, Random House, Scholastic(US), Alison Green Books, and Candlewick (US) and his books are translated into many languages around the world.

Aside from his illustration work for children, Adam also does regular editorial and advertising illustration work. Adam often visits schools, libraries and festivals at home and abroad where he entertains children and adults alike with readings from his books and with live drawing demonstrations.