Lorraine Francis


Lorraine Francis is an Irish children’s author and librarian, and the winner of the prestigious Francis McManus Radio Short Story Award. Her career took an interesting turn when she started collaborating with award-winning Belgian illustrator, designer and author Pieter Gaudesaboos. Together they have produced six children’s books. “We both like the idea of combining the ordinary with the absurd or surreal, which I think works really well in picture books,” she says, and describes meeting Gaudesaboos as “a stroke of luck”.