Biography for Let's Celebrate! : Festival Poems from Around the World
Debjani Chatterjee and Brian D'Arcy have contributed to many anthologies of children's poetry; they both have teaching backgrounds and are now full-time writers. D'Arcy won an Edward Lear Centenary Limerick Competition and Chatterjee's Rainbow World: Poems from Many Cultures was an EMMA Best Book of the Year finalist. Debjani has written several collections of traditional tales and she often visits schools and children's libraries as a poet and storyteller. She lives in Sheffield.
Shirin Adl was born in Harlow, Essex, and grew up in Iran. Back in England, she studied Illustration at Loughborough University, going on to win the Hallmark M&S Talented Designer Award. Since leaving college Adl has worked as a freelance illustrator. Her clients include, Woodmansterne Publications, Channel Four News, Imperial Cancer Research, Marks and Spencer and many online magazines and websites. Her books for Frances Lincoln include Pea Boy and Ramadan Moon. She lives in Oxford.