Our guest on episode 66 is Lucy Farfort, who’s the illustrator of the gorgeous new picture book Afraid of the Dark, written by Isabel Otter and Sarah Shaffi.  It’s a lovely book about moving house, new beginnings, friendship and finding ways to cope with fear.  Lucy and I talked about the process of illustrating books, advice for anyone who’d like to get into the field, the importance of diversity in publishing, and more. 

You can see Lucy Farfort talking about and showing us her book here.

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Books Mentioned on the Podcast:

Afraid of the Dark, by Isabel Otter, Sarah Shaffi, and Lucy Farfort UK / US / Worldwide

Islandborn, by Junot Diaz and Leo Espinosa UK / US / Worldwide

Billy and the Beast, by Nadia Shireen UK / US / Worldwide

The Bear and the Piano, by David Litchfield UK / US / Worldwide

Holes, by Louis Sachar UK / US / Worldwide

When Life Gives You Mangos, by Kereen Getten UK / US /Wordwide

Failosophy, by Elizabeth Day UK / US / Worldwide

Ghosts, by Dolly Alderton UK / US / Worldwide

The Little Library Year, by Kate Young UK / US / Worldwide

The Little Library Christmas, by Kate Young UK / US / Worldwide

Freshers, by Lucy Ivison and Tom Ellen UK / US / Worldwide

All About Us, by Tom Ellen UK / US / Worldwide

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, by Milly Johnson UK / US / Worldwide

Mantel Pieces, by Hilary Mantel UK / US / Worldwide

A Song for the Dark Times, by Ian Rankin UK / US / Worldwide

Symona’s Still Single, by Lisa Bent UK / US / Worldwide

Queenie, by Candice Carty-Williams UK / US / Worldwide

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe UK / US / Worldwide


In the US and now the UK, buy your hardbacks and paperbacks from Bookshop.org to support the podcast, as well as independent bookshops!

In other countries, you can support the podcast by using this link to buy from Blackwells.com, which ships internationally at inexpensive rates.

Get your first two audiobooks for just $14.99 with the code BRITLIT on Libro.fm.

Buy Claire’s novel, Unscripted.

Questions? Comments? Need a book recommendation? Email Claire at britlitpodcast@gmail.com


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