Francesca Sanna

Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Francesca Sanna is an Italian illustrator and graphic designer who moved to Switzerland to follow her dream to work as an illustrator. She graduated in 2015 from the Lucerne School of Art and Design with a Master of Design with focus on Illustration. The Journey, her first book, won the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award, The Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, and the 2017 Amnesty CILIP Honor, among others. It has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Shelf Awareness, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book.