Born in Jamaica and coming to the UK as a young man, Errol Lloyd started out as an illustrator of children’s stories, being nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustrations for the first full-colour picture book he worked on, My Brother Sean, written by Petronella Breinburg. He subsequently wrote and illustrated his own stories. His other children’s work includes novels and a book on black history. His first novel, Many Rivers to Cross, was runner-up for the Carnegie Medal. His work has been published in many foreign editions and languages, as well as Braille. Errol has undertaken hundreds of school and library visits, and his children’s work also includes plays for the Tricycle (now Kiln) Theatre, the Oxford Playhouse and Carib Theatre. His main aim is to write stories featuring children from ethnic minorities, but appealing to all. Errol Lloyd lives in north London.