Graeme Rowland Base is a successful Australian author and artist of picture books that have been sold internationally. He is perhaps best known for his second book, Animalia published in 1986, and third book The Eleventh Hour which was released in 1989.
He was born in England but moved to Australia with his family at the age of eight and has lived there ever since. He attended Box Hill High School and Melbourne High School in Melbourne, and then studied a Diploma of Art (Graphic Design) for three years at Swinburne University of Technology at Prahran.
He worked in advertising for two years and then began illustrating children's books, gradually moving to authoring them as well.
Graeme resides in Melbourne with his wife Robyn and has three children.
Winner of the Dromkeen Medal (1998).
Graeme Base is the author of books: Animalia, The Eleventh Hour, The Water Hole, The Discovery of Dragons, The Sign of the Seahorse, Uno's Garden, Jungle Drums, The Legend of the Golden Snail, Enigma: A Magical Mystery, Little Elephants