Tohby Riddle

Nominated for the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Medal, Tohby Riddle is the multi-award-winning creator of numerous picture books and illustrated books, which have been widely recognised in Australia and overseas for their quality and originality. This includes one of the world’s greatest living writers Haruki Murakami translating Tohby’s book My Uncle’s Donkey into Japanese after discovering it in a Melbourne bookshop in 2018. Tohby’s most recent book is The Astronaut’s Cat. The March of the Ants, written by Ursula Dubosarsky, is his first picture book collaboration in over two decades.

As a presenter, Tohby has appeared at schools and festivals across Australia, and festivals overseas, from New Delhi to Edinburgh. He believes good work comes from good thinking and enjoys sharing his love of words, images and ideas with audiences of all ages.