Ken Wilson-Max


Ken Wilson-Max is an award-winning author, illustrator and publisher of children’s books. He was born in Zimbabwe and lives in London.

In 2020 his book, Astro Girl, won the STEAM award for early years picture books. Of his other books, Where's Lenny? was listed in 50 Best Culturally Diverse Children's Books by The Guardian and Max Paints the House is listed in 150 Important Children's Books by African American Literature Book Club. Several of his books are included in the core books list of CLPE and BookTrust for early years education.

Ken is amongst the 100 Breaking New Ground British writers and illustrators of colour and is a mentor for the Pathways into Children's Publishing program. He has over 70 children’s books in his unique illustration style published by over 15 international publishers in many languages worldwide.

The Drum, The Flute, Lenny and Wilbur and Where’s Lenny? are some of his most recent work. In 2017 he became publisher at Alanna Max Books and hopes to continue refining his inclusive approach alongside other talented creators.



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