Matt James

Matt James is an award-winning illustrator of children's books.
Matt James is an award Governor General's Literary Award-winning illustrator. (Courtesy of Matt James/Tundra Books)

Matt James is a painter, illustrator and musician whose work has appeared in award-winning books both in Canada and internationally. He won the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature — illustration for his picture book The Northwest Passage

His most recent work can be seen in the Governor General's Literary Award-nominated children's book, When The Moon Comes, written by Paul Harbridge. 

When The Moon Comes  was also named a finalist for the 2018 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award.     

Books by Matt James


Paul Harbridge and Matt James speak with Nadia Kidwai