Writer & Illustrator
Lauren Stringer is the illustrator, most recently, of Looking for Smile, by Ellen Tarlow, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, as well as The Shape of the World (a picture book about Frank Lloyd Wright, written by K L Going). Her first picture book, Mud, written by Mary Lyn Ray, won a Minnesota Book Award, IRA Children’s Choice Award, Crayola Kids Best Book of the Year Award and was declared a "Flying Starts" by Publisher's Weekly. Lauren has illustrated books written by beloved authors including Cynthia Rylant, Mem Fox and Lisa Westberg Peters. Her picture book When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky, which Lauren both wrote and illustrated, won the McKnight Foundation Fellowship for writing in Children’s Literature and was a Booklist's Top Ten Art Books as well as an ALA Notable Book.
Lauren writes and paints in a big, pink Victorian House in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she lives with her husband, her son (when he has not run off with the circus), her daughter (when she is home for the holidays), and three cats.