Ana Juan was born in Valencia (Spain) 1961. She study Fine Arts and later moved to Madrid where she started to publish her illustrations in magazines and newspapers. In 1991, she moved to Paris and exhibited her paintings in Geneva and New York, after a stay in Tokyo by a Kodansha Scholarship, she came back to Madrid, where she currently lives.
Ana Juan’s first children book The Night Eater won the Ezra Jaks Keat Prize and her books have been translated into many languages. She’s contributed to The New Yorker magazine since 1995, earning many honors and accolades from the Society of Illustrators. In 2010, she won the National Prize for Illustration given by the Spanish Culture Office.
Her new children’s book The Pet Shop Revolution (Scholastic Press NY) will be published in September 2011.