Alexis Deacon is an award-winning illustrator and writer whose works include I am Henry Finch and Beegu.
Alexis Deacon graduated from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, in 2001. His picture books include I Am Henry Finch and the award-winning A Place to Call Home. Alexis Deacon was one of Booktrust's ten Best New Illustrators in 2008. He has twice been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and is a two time recipient of The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books Award, including for Beegu. In 2014 his graphic short story The River won the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize.
Alexis lives in London.