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Sergio Ruzzier is a picture book author and illustrator.

He was born in Milan, Italy, in 1966, and began his career as an illustrator in 1986.

Sergio has written and illustrated many picture books, including Fox and Chick: The Party, a 2019 Geisel Honor Book; Fish and Wave, a 2023 Geisel Honor book; Two Mice; and more. He was a recipient of the 2011 Sendak Fellowship. His work has won many awards, including the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal for The Room of Wonders and This Is Not a Picture Book!.

After many years in Brooklyn, NY, he now lives in a very old house in the Apennine Mountains in northern Italy. He is both an Italian and a U.S. citizen.

Sergio is represented by Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary Agency. You can follow her blog and her tweets.

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