Shirley Hughes born on 16 July 1927, is an English author and illustrator. She has written more than fifty books, which have sold more than 11.5 million copies, and has illustrated more than two hundred. As of 2007 she lives in London.
Hughes won the 1977 and 2003 Kate Greenaway Medals for British children’s book illustration and her 1977 winner, Dogger, was named in 2007 the public favourite winning work of the first fifty years. She won the inaugural Booktrust lifetime achievement award in 2015.