Katarina's a little hungry for success

Published: 21 March 2022 at 14:34

Illustration of girl and two birds transporting huge piles of food

ARU MA student wins Stratford Salariya Prize

Congratulations to MA Children’s Book Illustration student Katarina Dragoslavić (Devlin), who has won the 2022 Stratford Salariya Children’s Picture Book Prize.

Katarina’s book The Little Hungry Dinosaur impressed the judging panel with its ‘delightful illustrations’ and ‘imagination, skill and infectious sense of fun’. She takes away a prize worth £1,000, including career advice from a leading literary agent, publicity through Stratford Literary Festival and the possibility of publication by The Salariya Book Company.

The Stratford Salariya Children’s Picture Book Prize was established in 2016 by Stratford Literary Festival and The Salariya Book Company. Unpublished and unrepresented authors and illustrators are invited to submit a picture book suitable for children up to five years old.

Illustration from Katarina Dragoslavić's book, The Little Hungry Dinosaur

Katarina, a London-based illustrator and graphic designer, said of her success: 'I am absolutely thrilled that The Little Hungry Dinosaur won the Stratford Salariya Picture Book Prize and I am honoured to be joining the list of previous winners.'

You can read an interview with Katarina on the Salariya website, and find out more about her work on her website.

Illustration from Katarina Dragoslavić's book, The Little Hungry Dinosaur