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William Grill is an illustrator, whose first children's book, Shackleton's Journey, depicting Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2015. Grill graduated from University College Falmouth, is dyslexic, and runs a weekly art club at a local school.[1][2]

William Grill

His second book is titled The Wolves of Currumpaw, and is based on Wild Animals I Have Known by naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton.


  • 2015 Winner – Kate Greenaway Medal Shackleton's Journey


  1. ^ Daniel, Lucy (2015-06-27). "Why a picture book about Ernest Shackleton marks a publishing revolution". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  2. ^ "True historical stories inspire Carnegie and Greenaway winners". BBC News. 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2016-09-08.

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