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Russell, Natalie

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  • United Kingdom

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20092017
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Biography

Natalie Russell is a Lecture of Illustration and an Author / Illustrator of children’s picture books - her work has been published within the UK, USA, Japan, China, Korea and Thailand.   

Natalie’s research focuses on the process of composing children’s narratives, with particular interest in the writing process and the influential factors that shape each story and resolve her animal character’s individual dilemmas. She believes it is important to get to know each character intimately through crafting the narrative over time. Actions, dialogue, settings, plots and themes are all explored in depth to assist in the decision making process and to lead Natalie’s uncertain journey to a more meaningful and sure-worded end.

Since the publication of her first book ‘Hamish the Highland Cow’ (Bloomsbury) in 2003, Natalie has published eight solo titles with leading international publishing houses including Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing and Macmillan Children’s Books, and recently collaborated with Kobi Yamada on ‘Because I had a Teacher’ for Compendium Inc. in Seattle, USA. In 2004 Natalie was shortlisted for the Scottish Booktrust Early Years Award (Best New Illustrator) with ‘Hamish the Highland Cow’ and was nominated for the The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009 with ‘Moon Rabbit’ (Macmillan). ‘Lost for Words’ (Macmillan) became runner up in the Scottish Children’s Book Awards in 2015 and was included in the Bookbug Family Pack that was gifted to every Primary 1 child in Scotland.

Natalie was mentor on the successful Picturehooks Mentoring Scheme (2012/13 & 2014/15) for emerging Scottish Illustrators and regularly attends literary events at learning institutions, libraries and book festivals to promote books, literacy skills and related image-making processes.  

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts

Bachelor of Design

External positions

Guest Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

Keywords

  • NC Drawing Design Illustration
  • Narrative

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Research Output 2009 2017

Because I Had a Teacher

Yamada, K. & Russell, N., 2017, Seattle, USA: Compendium Inc. 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

coach
educator
teacher

Lost for Words

Russell, N., 2 Jan 2014, Macmillan Children's Books. 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Poem
Reader
Zoo
Edinburgh
Poetry

Rabbits in the Snow: A Book of Opposites

Russell, N., 6 Nov 2014, Macmillan Children's Books. 24 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Rabbit
Novelty
Sound
Winter
Spring

Rabbits in the park: a book of colours

Russell, N., 2013, London: Macmillan Children's Books. 24 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Brown Rabbit in the City

Russell, N., 4 Mar 2011, Macmillan Children's Books. 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Prizes

Scottish Picturebook Awards 2015

Natalie Russell (Recipient), 5 Feb 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

schoolchild
pupil
librarian
industry
teacher

Activities 2012 2016

  • 2 Other
  • 1 Public engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

Start With a Story

Natalie Russell (Speaker)
13 Feb 2016

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

Picturehooks Mentoring Programme and Exhibition 2014 / 2016

Natalie Russell (Recipient)
1 Nov 201428 Feb 2016

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Picture Hooks Mentoring Programme & Exhibition 2012 / 2014

Natalie Russell (Recipient)
1 Nov 201228 Feb 2014

Activity: Other activity typesOther