James Foley

Author / Illustrator

James Foley is a children’s author and illustrator. His books include My Dead Bunny (Walker Books, 2015), In The Lion (Walker Books, 2012), The Amity Kids Adventures (2013), The Last Viking (Fremantle Press, 2011) and The Last Viking Returns (Fremantle Press, 2014). My Dead Bunny was shortlisted for Picture Book of the Year in the 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. In The Lion was selected for the International Youth Library’s 2013 White Raven list. The Last Viking won the 2012 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Crystal Kite Award, the 2012 WA Young Readers’ Hoffman Award, and a 2012 Children’s Book Council of Australia Junior Judges Award. It was shortlisted for a further four awards.

James is the Regional Advisor for SCBWI Australia West. He is also an ambassador for Books In Homes and Room To Read, and a judge for the Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists. His interests include comics, film, psychology, science, history (anything nerdy really), as well as yoga and social justice.

He has far too many books in his bedside reading pile.

Stories by James Foley