Art & Design

Author's Talk: Satoshi Kitamura

11 October 2018, London

One of the UK's most admired children's authors, Satoshi Kitamura has been winning the hearts of children (and adults) for over three decades with his lovingly drawn animations and wonderfully imaginative books. Despite no formal training, Kitamura's first book, Angry Arthur, published in the UK by Andersen Press and with words by Hiawyn Oram, earned him the prestigious Mother Goose Award. His quirky characters, bewildering beasts, and lovingly-detailed landscapes have made Kitamura's style iconic and beloved by many. As an author and translator, Kitamura has been behind many famous books such as, Millies Marvellous Hats, Me and My Cat, and David Mckee's Elmer. His new book, Hat Tricks (ScallywagPress), will be released next year.


In partnership with The Children's Bookshow, the Japan Foundation will welcome Kitamura back to the UK to talk about his career as both an author and an illustrator, as well as his unique writing and artistic style. He will also discuss the world of children's books in the UK and Japan and what inspires both young readers and himself.


He will be introducing his lively and fascinating characters through live painting and Kamishibai, a traditional Japanese storytelling theatre style which uses illustrated paper for visual aids.


This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To book your place via Eventbrite please click here


In adition his London talk, Kitamura will also be making other UK appearances:


8 October Warwick Art Centre (Visit their website for details)


12 October The Lake International Comic Art Festival (Visit their website for details)

This Event is organised with The Children's Bookshow

11 October 2018, 6.30pm

House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, London, N1C 4BH


The Japan Foundation