Online Edition
14-17 June 2021

Suzanne Carnell

Publisher, Two Hoots, UK



In a career that began at Penguin Books (in New Zealand and the UK) and spans three decades, Suzanne Carnell has been lucky enough to work with many of today’s most talented authors and illustrators including Emily Gravett, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler, Rod Campbell, Chris Riddell, David Roberts, Roger McGough, Lane Smith and Emma Chichester Clark.

After 12 years heading up the picturebook list at Macmillan Children’s Books, in 2016 she launched her own imprint at Pan Macmillan, Two Hoots, with the ambition to create a quality children’s illustrated list with no boundaries of format, age group, style or content, offering the most gifted authors, artists and designers the creative space to try new things.

In its first four years, Two Hoots has received considerable critical acclaim, and their talented authors and illustrators have won prizes including Best International Picture Book at the Chen Bochui Children’s Literature Awards in Shanghai (twice), an Ezra Jack Keats Honor in the USA, and the Bologna RagazziAward Opera Prima, as well as many UK awards including the Kate Greenaway Medal, the top prize for illustration in the UK.