Leo Timmers was born in 1970 in Belgium. At 12 he started to draw comics and later trained in graphic design. He illustrates for magazines and newspapers and has released many successful picture books included Elephant Island and Kind Crocodile. He has a large following as one of Belgium’s pre-eminent picture book artists and his books have been translated into more than 25 languages. Elephant Island was named as one of the New York Times’ Best Children’s Books 2022.
Leo’s attendance at West Cork Literary Festival is supported by Flanders Literature as part of their Flip Through Flanders programme
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