Posy Simmonds is a British newspaper cartoonist and writer and illustrator of children’s books. Author of the series Gemma Bovery and Tamara Drewe for The Guardian, she has also been a contributor to The Times and The Spectator. In France, she was awarded the Prix de la Critique by the Association des Critiques et journalistes de Bande Dessinée in 2009, and president of the Grand Jury last year (2017) for the Angoulême International Comics Festival (Festival international de la bande dessinée d’Angoulême).