Stéphane Jorisch - Illustrator


Stéphane Jorisch is an illustrator whose imaginative work has won many awards, including the prestigious Governor General’s Award for Children’s Illustration. His works are produced in watercolor, gouache and also pen and ink, following in the footsteps of his father who illustrated comic strips for newspapers in Europe. Stéphane’s first book, Oma’s Quilt, won the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award and was shortlisted for the Blue Spruce Award. His second project, Suki’s Kimono, was named an Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Honour Book. Stéphane has illustrated two titles in the KCP Visions in Poetry series, including Jabberwocky, and his latest, The Owl and The Pussycat. They both won the Governor General’s Awards for Illustration. In addition to his books for young people, Stéphane Jorisch also illustrates for magazines and has created designs for the renowned Cirque de Soleil. Stéphane was born in Brussels and grew up in Lachine, Quebec. He now lives in Montreal with his girlfriend and their three children.


  • The Owl and the Pussycat

    2008 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, Canada Council for the Arts, Short-listed

    2008 - Governor General’s Literary Award, children’s illustration, , Winner

    2007 - Parents’ Choice Award, , Winner

  • Suki’s Kimono

    2005 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Commended

    2005 - Chocolate Lily Award, ForeWord Magazine, Commended

    2004 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, International Reading Association, Commended

    2004 - Book of the Year – Bronze Medal, , Winner

    2004 - Children's Book Award Notable Book, , Winner

    2004 - Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, , Commended

    2004 - Mr. Christie Book Award, , Commended

    2004 - Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award, , Commended

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