Flavia Z Drago

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Flavia Z. Drago was born in Mexico City, where she grew up and studied graphic design. She later lived in Barcelona and Paris where she specialized in illustration. She graduated with an MA in Children's Book Illustration from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK.

Drago currently collaborates with Walker Books, making picture books with monsters as main characters. This encouraged her to start a PhD researching horror as a genre in children’s books, under the supervision of Martin Salisbury at Anglia Ruskin University.

Drago is the author and illustrator of Gustavo the Shy Ghost, which became a no.1 New York Times bestseller, and Leila the Perfect Witch. She has also written and illustrated the Monster Play series, collection of board books for toddlers. Drago won the Klaus Flugge Prize in 2021, which is awarded to the most promising picture book illustrator in the UK.

Nowadays, Drago lives in a small house with her partner and cat, where she likes to grow flowers and vegetables.
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Cartinas, Bruhas and Fantasmas - Mexican Folk Art: Workshop with Flavia Z. Drago
Workshop

Cartinas, Bruhas and Fantasmas - Mexican Folk Art: Workshop with Flavia Z. Drago

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 11:30-13:00Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 9, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 234 
AED 200
From its prominent flora and fauna and vibrant patterns to the sketches of carti... Read More
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Flavia Z. Drago: Meet Gustavo the Shy Ghost & Leila the Perfect Witch

Flavia Z. Drago: Meet Gustavo the Shy Ghost & Leila the Perfect Witch

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 16:00-16:45Venue: Al Amwaj I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: English
Age: 3 +Session No: 124 
AED 40
If you are a shy ghost like Gustavo, how do you pluck up the courage to ask for ... Read More
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Flavia Z. Drago: Monsters Play!

Flavia Z. Drago: Monsters Play!

Date/Time: Wednesday 1 February 2023 10:00-10:45Venue: Al Amwaj I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: English
Age: 2+Session No: 16 
AED 40
Who doesn’t love to play Peekaboo and counting games? Flavia Z. Drago’s monsters... Read More
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