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Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Born March 2, 1962 (1962-03-02) (age 59)
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Writer, illustrator
Language English
Nationality Irish
Citizenship Irish
Alma mater College of Marketing and Design
Notable works Izzy and Skunk, You, Me and the Big Blue Sea, There, Hagwitch
Notable awards 10 CBI Book of the Year Awards
Years active 1988–present
Spouse Michael Emberley

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick (born 2 March 1962) is an Irish writer and illustrator best known for children's novels. She has won 10 CBI Book of the Year Awards (formerly Bisto Awards), including 4 awards for Book of the Year.


Picture books

  • An Chanáil (1988) — Bisto Book of the Decade Award, Readers Association of Ireland Book Award, Irish Book Awards Design Medal
  • The Sleeping Giant (1991) — Bisto Merit Award
  • The Long March (1999) — Bisto Merit Award, RAI Special Merit Award; also named a Smithsonian Notable Book and IBBY Honour Book (illustration)
  • Izzy and Skunk (2000) — Bisto Book of the Year (shared)
  • Lizzy and Skunk (2000)
  • I'm a Tiger Too (2000) — Premier of Queensland recommended read
  • You, Me and the Big Blue Sea (2002) — Bisto Book of the Year, Eason Book of the Month August 2003
  • Silly Mummy, Silly Daddy (2006)
  • I Am I (2006)
  • Silly Mommy, Silly Daddy (2006)
  • Silly School (2006)
  • There (2009) — Bisto Book of the Year, Bisto Illustration Honour Award, Eric Carle Museum Best Picture Books of 2009 choice
  • Silly Baby (2010)


  • Timecatcher (2010) — Dubray Books Book of the Month, May 2010
  • Dark Warning (2012) — CBI Book of the Year Honour Award for Fiction
  • Hagwitch (2013) — CBI Book of the Year and Fiction Honour Award
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