OZ LIT PROFILE #4 – Sarah Davis
Today I’m profiling illustrator Sarah Davis whose work I first discovered when I opened the pages of Mending Lucille (J R Poulter/Sarah Davis)/ It’s a beautiful book and Sarah’s illustrations reached out to me. And now I’ll admit a secret. I’ve had this profile ready for a few weeks but I thought I would keep it up my sleeve for when Mending Lucille was shortlisted in the 2009 Children’s Book Awards. I was so sure it would be – and last Tuesday it was – for the Crichton Award for new illustrators.
2 If it wasn’t an Oz title, then the last Oz title… Loathing Lola by William Kostakis, which is very funny and clever – like the author!
3 Name one favourite book from your childhood The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren – a very sad and beautiful adventure story
4 Name one picture book that you love for the illustrations Varmints, by Helen Ward.
5 What is your personal favourite among the books you have authored/illustrated Of the ones that are already out, Mending Lucille by Jennifer Poulter. I have a few in progress at the moment that are shaping up all right…
6 What book do you wish you had written – for love or money The Arrival, by Shaun Tan. I’d die happy.
7 If you could be a character in a book, who (or what) would you be I always have trouble with these questions… There’s so many to choose from… um… how about Matilda, from Roald Dahl’s book? You can’t beat having special powers and the attitude to match.
8 Do you have a favourite quote – from a book or life in general! Anything. “Every day is a journey, and the journey is home”. – Basho