Ed Hillyer

Ed Hillyer

Ed Hillyer – also known as ILYA – is a British writer and artist.

His books include the award-winning graphic novel series The End of the Century Club, an entry in noir anthology It’s Dark in London, a daring adaptation of King Lear (Manga Shakespeare seriesand, most recently, the graphic novel Room, for SelfMade Hero. Illustration clients include the BBC, Royal Academy of Arts, and the Times and Guardian newspapers.

Ed has edited three volumes of The Mammoth Book of BEST NEW MANGA, marshalling a host of international talent. He also designs and tutors workshops and courses on the art of comics and manga for colleges, galleries, libraries, schools and prisons, across the UK as well as abroad.

The Clay Dreaming, his debut prose novel, has been selected as one of Waterstone's New Voices for 2010. Ed is interviewed in Waterstone's Books Quarterly.

Ed has recently visited Indonesia with the British Council and been a guest of the Sharjah International Book Fair.

Book group visits

Ed is available to attend book group sessions in order to discuss his novel.

If you're interested in asking Ed to visit your book group, please contact Vicky Blunden