Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith, photo credit: Steve Farmer

Sydney Smith is  author/illustrator of Small in the City, one of the most lauded titles of 2019.  Sydney received the 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Award,  and his second Governor General’s Literary Award ( Canada’s oldest and most prestigious literary award). Small in the City was listed as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, the New York Public Library, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, The Horn Book and many other publications.  Earlier books include Smoot,  Sidewalk Flowers, one of the New York Times Best Illustrated  Books of 2015, and  Town Is by the Sea,  the 2018 Kate Greenaway Award winner and also a The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017. Originally from Nova Scotia, Smith lives and works in Halifax, Canada.

Winner of the 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration

Read more about the award here.