Beatrice Alemagna is an Italian illustrator and writer. She was born in Bologna in 1973 and studied at the graphic school in Urbino (ISIA). In 1997 she moved to Paris, where she currently lives, and worked as a poster artist for the Center Pompidou for over ten years. Her book “On a Magical Do-Nothing Day” (Harper Collins 2017) is one of the ten best illustrated children’s books of 2017 according to the New York Times and the New York Public Library and was awarded the Golden Medal for Original Art by the Society of Illustrators. Beatrice Alemagna received the Italian Premio Andersen as Illustrator of the Year in 2010 and was nominated four times for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize. Beatrice Alemagna has published over 30 books for children that have been translated into numerous languages.