Sojung Kim-McCarthy is a Korean-British children's book author-illustrator based in Dorset, UK. She was brought up on stories in a family of artists, writers, actors, TV & musical directors. After studying VisComm (BFA) at Hong-ik University, she worked as a designer-in-chief for a leading children’s magazine as well as a children’s art and design educator. She moved to the UK in 2010 to study Illustration (MA) in Arts University Bournemouth and have been working as an illustrator ever since.
Sojung has won a World Illustration Award in 2021 with her Minari movie postcard illustrations. She has also been highly commended for both the FAB Prize and the Macmillan Prize, as well as being longlisted for the House of Illustration & Folio Society Book Illustration Competition.