Olivia Lomenech Gill
Olivia Lomenech Gill is a fine artist, printmaker and children’s book illustrator. She is the illustrator of J K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She has also illustrated two books for Michael Morpurgo, the poetry collection, Where My Wellies Take me and a story about Elizabeth Frink, Much and Magic.
Now Olivia has illustrated a superb new feminist retelling of the Medusa myth, written by Jesse Burton. Olivia spoke to Nikki Gamble from her home in Brittany.
A dazzling, feminist retelling of Greek myth from the internationally bestselling author of The Miniaturist, stunningly illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill.
Exiled to a far-flung island by the whims of the gods, Medusa has little company except for the snakes that adorn her head instead of hair. But when a charmed, beautiful boy called Perseus arrives on the island, her lonely existence is disrupted with the force of a supernova, unleashing desire, love and betrayal Filled with glorious full-colour illustrations by award-winning Olivia Lomenech Gill, this astonishing retelling of Greek myth is perfect for readers of Circe and The Silence of the Girls.
Illuminating the girl behind the legend, it brings alive Medusa for a new generation.