Leo Timmers

Genres: Children | Illustrator | Translation


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


Arts Council - funding literature
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Places West Cork Islands
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
Maritime Hotel