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News update November 2023

Our congratulations go to our agency illustrator Jane Smith who illustrated Tails of Tangleby Gardens Book 2 (written by Sue Heazlewood and published by Auckram Publishing) which won Best Childrens' Cookbook - Oceania Category and came 2nd overall for Illustrated Cookbook in the Gourmand World's Best Cookbook Awards, in Saudi Arabia.

News update November 2023

Sandra Morris Illustration Agency is proud to announce that the book Once Upon A Wickedness, (Penguin Random House NZ) written by Fleur Beale, and illustrated by the agency's illustrator, Lily Uivel was listed as a NZ Storylines Notable book for 2023. Our congratulations go to Lily.

News Update September 2023

Alba G Celdran has been awarded winner of the Hachette Margaret Mahy Illustration Award 2023.

The judging panel said Celdran's illustrations of Margaret Mahy's children’s book Seventeen Kings and Forty-Two Elephants were mesmerising, and full of humour.

They also said the winner’s illustrations had a fantastic sense of movement. "Her clever use of the kings and the animals led us on a very exciting, very humorous and very vibrant adventure."

Congratulations to Alba. We look forward to seeing her work in the final publication of this book.


News Update June 2023

Sandra Morris was recently awarded ONZM (Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit) for her outstanding contributions to book illustration and education. The announcement was made during the recent King's Birthday and Coronation Honours list for 2023. Her ongoing commitment to continue inspiring future generations of artists and illustrators is reflected throughout this site and we congratulate Sandra on such well-deserved recognition.