Author & Illustrator

Yevgenia Nayberg

Yevgenia is an award-winning author and illustrator. Her illustrations have appeared in picture books, magazines, theatre posters, music albums, and book covers, and her paintings, stage designs, and illustrations are featured in private collections worldwide. Born in Kiev, Ukraine she now lives in New York City where she enjoys people-watching on her subway rides and eavesdropping in coffee shops.

Most Recent Book
Anya’s Secret Society  book



Do you have any upcoming books you can tell us about?

I have two books that are coming out in March 2019: MARTIN AND ANNE by Nancy Churnin and ANYA'S SECRET SOCIETY- my author/illustrated debut. I grew up in the former Soviet Union and my book is based on my childhood memories growing up as a left-handed artist.

What do you do when you're in need of some inspiration?

Laundry. Dishes. Anything to get my mind off "inspiration"

Tell us about your process for creating a children's book from start to finish?

I am a visual artist, so naturally I like when illustrations tell the story. In Anya’s Secret Society, the text is understated, while the wit and emotions are expressed visually. I like when the text and art bounce off of each other.

If you weren't a children's book author/illustrator, what would you do?

An adult author/illustrator!

When is your favorite time to work?

In the morning.

Outside of writing/illustrating, what activities do you enjoy?

I love salsa dancing!

What do you hope to be remembered for?

(*My devastating charisma*) Ideally, my sense of humor.

picture Books

Anya’s Secret Society  book
art · immigration
Anya’s Secret Society
Martin Luther King, Jr. · activism · dreams · historical figures · important historical figures · love · history
Martin and Anne


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