Briony Stewart is an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books. In 2022 she won the Prime Minister's Literary Award in the category of Children's Fiction for her work with Sheryl Clarke on the verse novel Mina and the Whole Wide World. She is the author and illustrator of the award-winning Kumiko and the Dragon series and We Love You Magoo, which was a CBCA Early Childhood Honour Book for 2020. Briony lectures on children's literature at university and conducts talks and workshops with children across Australia. She loves live drawing challenges, daydreaming and discussing dragons, bunnies, and how to tame lions.