Lauren Child is a British prize-winning children's book author and creator of the characters Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Hubert Horatio Bobton-Trent.
She was born in 1965, the middle child of three daughters. Lauren studied Art briefly at Manchester Polytechnic and later at City and Guilds of London Art School, after which she worked in a variety of jobs, including as a painting assistant to Damien Hirst.
Lauren Child has won many awards for her picture books including the Smarties Gold Award, Smarties Bronze Award, Kate Greenaway Medal and has been shortlisted for the Children s Book of the Year at the British Book Award.
Her humorous illustrations contain many different media including material and photography, magazine cuttings, collage, and traditional water colours. As well as being author of several highly successful books, she is the illustrator of the Definitely Daisy series by Jenny Oldfield