Qin Leng - Illustrator
Qin Leng was born in Shanghai, China, and later moved to France and then Montreal, Canada. She now lives in Toronto, Canada, with her twin sister and works as a designer and illustrator. Her father, an artist himself, was a great influence on her. She grew up surrounded by paintings, and it became second nature for her to express herself through art. Qin graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films and other works. From very early on, she has loved to portray the innocence of children and has developed a passion for children's books. In 2009, she illustrated her first picture book and has been busy ever since. She has published numerous picture books in Canada, the United States, the UK, France, Sweden, Hong Kong and South Korea for various publishers. Her books have been nominated for numerous prizes, including the prestigious Governor General's Literary Award.