Michael Bond (Author) Michael Bond is the much celebrated author of Paddington Bear. He was born in Berkshire in 1926 and he served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV. In 2015 he was awarded the CBE for his services to children's literature. Emily Sutton (Illustrator) Emily Sutton studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and has illustrated many picture books including Clara Button, Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes and The Christmas Eve Tree. She has also created designs for Fortnum & Mason, Bettys Tea Rooms and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She lives and works in York in a house full of doll's houses.