Iris Samartzi is a children’s book illustrator and an art teacher. Her work has received many awards, including the 2016 International Compostela Prize for Picture Books, the Greek State Picture Book Award (2012, 2016) and the Greek IBBY Award (2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017). In 2020, she was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
When she is not illustrating books, she runs art workshops for children. She lives and works in Athens, Greece. Read more about Iris and her work at www.irissamartzi.com.