Daisy Hirst Is Speaking At CBI’s Conference And We’re So Excited!

Daisy Hirst, illustrator and author, is coming to Belonging, Children’s Books Ireland’s conference, this September.

Daisy, a graduate of the MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art and a BA in English and Creative Writing from Warwick, and the creator of books like Alphonse, That is Not ok to do,  Alphonse, There’s Mud on the Ceiling, and The Girl with the Parrot on her Head, has shown herself to be a whimsical storyteller more than capable of capturing the imaginations of young readers.

These unique books are a testament to her creative talent and her love of storytelling, and show how right she was when she said, “I seem to need to make things and children’s books are ideal because all the pigs and peas and jam sandwiches keep reminding me not to be too serious.”

A truly impressive voice in children’s picture books, we are sure Daisy will have some amazing things to say this September. Don’t miss out on your chance to hear her, book your tickets now!

For a full list of speakers, check out our conference flyer!

Book your tickets for the conference, on the 21st and 22nd of September, now!

Reference Sources:



https://www.klausfluggeprize.co.uk/208/ – Interview with Daisy Hirst


About Elaine Smyth

Children's Books Ireland Summer Intern 2019, and Masters student of Children's Literature at Trinity College Dublin.