Vanya Nastanlieva is a freelance illustrator from Bulgaria. She studied Textiles and Fashion before getting a BA in Book and Graphic Design from The National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. She received her MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art, England. One of her final projects was highly commended in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration 2011. Her picture books include The New Arrival, and Mo and Beau. She currently lives in Cambridge, England.