Jashar AwanIllustrator Young Readers
Growing up outside of Washington, DC, Jashar Awan loved drawing and reading. In fact, he still does. For many years, he drew illustrations for publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, American Medical News, and Columbia Journalism Review. Jashar made his debut as an author/illustrator with, What A Lucky Day! for Norton Young Readers. Publisher's Weekly spotlighted him as one of the most promising children’s debut authors of Fall 2020. His next book, Only Ants for Andy, is in stores October 12, 2021. Today, Jashar lives in Ohio with his wife Emily and their son Maxwell, who loves drawing and reading, too.