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Natalie Russell

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Contact: natalie.a.l.russell@gmail.com
Local authority: Dundee
Languages: English
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Since the publication of Natalie's first book Hamish the Highland Cow in 2003, she has continued to work and teach within Scottish art institutions. These include Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio, Edinburgh College of Art and currently the illustration programme at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee.

She has published 10 titles with leading international publishing houses including Bloomsbury Children's Publishing, Macmillan Children's Books and Compendium Inc. Seattle. Her work has been published within the United Kingdom, USA, Japan, China, Korea and Thailand.

In 2004, Natalie was shortlisted with Hamish the Highland Cow (Bloomsbury) for the Scottish Book Trust Early Years Award (Best New Illustrator) and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009 for Moon Rabbit (Macmillan). Lost for Words (Macmillan) became runner-up in the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2015, and was included in the Bookbug Pack that was gifted to P1 children across Scotland.

Natalie was an invited mentor on the Picture Hooks mentoring scheme (2012/13 and 2014/15) for emerging Scottish illustrators. She regularly attends literary events at learning institutions, libraries and book festivals to promote books, literacy skills and related image making processes.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Angus; Clackmannanshire; Dundee; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Midlothian; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD

Topics of work

Animals; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Event production; First experiences for younger readers; Food; Friendship; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Nature; Picture books; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100