Winning Year: 2011
Illustrator: Grahame Baker-Smith
Title: FArTHER

Original Publisher: Templar
Current Publisher: Templar
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 97848771260
In Print

Father's house is safe and rooted in the rock. Inside however, he dreams of flight, and tries to make the perfect machine that will let him take to the air. Then, another call claims him and he never returns. But dreams can be passed from father to son, and become possible once again.


Grahame Baker Smith studied at Berkshire College of Art and Design. Deciding to pursue a career as a freelance illustrator meant that he had to teach himself the craft of illustration, working in a tiny Oxford bedsit and often buying his paints instead of the paraffin for his heater.

Grahame has now illustrated a number of adult titles (including an H.G. Wells trilogy), does regular illustration work for magazines and creates stunning children's book illustrations. Constantly experimenting with different styles of illustration, Grahame likes to challenge conventional boundaries with his artwork.

Grahame currently lives in Bath, with his wife Linda.