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Clara Vulliamy is a children’s writer and illustrator.


Clara’s books include: Muffin and the Birthday Surprise, Martha and the Bunny Brothers,  Lucky Wish Mouse and The Bear With Sticky Paws.

She is also the daughter of one of the doyenne’s of children’s literature, Shirley Hughes.


Shirley’s books include the iconic children’s classic Dogger, and the famous Alfie and Annie Rose series.

Clara and Shirley teamed up at the end of last year to write a book together; Dixie O’Day: Life in the Fast Lane.

They will be talking about their collaboration at the South Bank children’s literature festival, Imagine, this half term.

You can catch them at The South Bank on Thursday, February 20th at 11.00 a.m.

Clara will be drawing during the event, while Shirley reads from the story.

You can find out more by clicking on the link here.

Dixie O’ Day has her own website which you can visit by clicking on the link here.

Clara has her own blog, Sunny Side Up, which you can visit here.