三浦太郎 Taro Miura
Taro Miura was born in Aichi, Japan, in 1968. After graduating from Osaka University of Art with a degree in screen printing, he worked for ten years as a free-lance illustrator for magazines and advertisements. He was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition for the first time in 2001 and then for five consecutive years from 2003. In 2004 he published two picture books, one with the Swiss publishing house La joie de lire and another with Edizioni Corraini in Italy. In 2005, he published his best selling picture book for pre-school children in Japan: Kuttsuita (Stick Together), with Koguma Publishing. Since then he has been publishing picture books in Japan and abroad, many of which have been translated. The picture book Chīsana ōsama (The Tiny King) won the Sankei Children’s Literature Culture Award in 2011. In 2014 Corraini published his stencil drawing book: Workman Stencil. An exhibition and workshops for children based on this book were held during the Bologna Book Fair in 2014 at MAMbo, the modern art museum in Bologna.