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Olivia Villet
Biographical info

Olivia Villet is a freelance illustrator from Durban. After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch in 1999, she arrived in London the following year with her suitcase and a publishing contract for Chester’s Big Surprise from Bloomsbury Children’s Books. Chester’s Big Surprise was published in 2001 after receiving a “Best Newcomer Award” from Publishing News at the Bologna Book Fair in 2000.

Olivia has since illustrated several books including Sissy Buttons Takes Charge (The Chicken House, 2002), There’s a Mouse in My House (Reader’s Digest Children’s Books, 2006)  and three Morris books (Vivien French, HarperCollins, 2002,2003,2004).