Contact Me

For illustration and writing commissions please contact my agent, Frances McKay:

Frances McKay Illustration
17 Church Road
West Mersea
Essex
CO5 8QH
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1206 383 286
Mobile: +44 (0)7703 34 43 34
Email: frances@francesmckay.com

For school/library/literary/book shop events or general inquiries please email elys@elysdolan.com


About

Elys grow up in a place that consisted of a house, a tree and a field. She lived in the house, played in the field and occasionally fell out of the tree. Later, Elys amassed an extensive collection of colouring pencils and went to study on the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She’s been writing and illustrating children’s book ever since.

When not making books Elys grows cacti, collects pocket watches and confusing maps and waits for the day that someone will bake her banana bread. She is also a lecturer on the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art.


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Awards

STEAM prize - Best Early Years Book - How the Borks Became

Lollies 2018 - winner - Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory

The Branford Boase Award 2018 - shortlisted - Knighthood for Beginners

The Book Factor 2018 - winner - Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory

Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 - nominated - Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory

Sutherland Award 2015 - winner -Weasels

Read it again! 2014 - winner - Weasels

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2014 - shortlisted - Weasels

Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013- shortlisted - Weasels