Louise Greig is an award winning poet and children’s author with a unique, lyrical voice. Her childhood was filled with animals, the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson and picture books by writers such as Margaret Wise Brown, Charlotte Zolotow, Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak, Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson.
Louise lives in Aberdeen and is a director of a dog rescue and re-homing organisation. The wild solitude of Scotland and the beauty of nature remain strong influences in her life.
Her picture book, The Night Box, has been translated into 10 languages and has been nominated for the 2018 Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Association of Illustrators Awards (AOI) and the Teach Primary Book Awards. Her picture book Sweep has also been shortlisted for the CILIP 2019 Kate Greenway Medal.