Doug Salati


Doug Salati is the critically acclaimed creator of the 2023 Caldecott Medal-winning picture book, “Hot Dog.” He is also the illustrator of Tomie dePaola’s “In a Small Kingdom: and Matthew Farina’s “Lawrence in the Fall,” an Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book, which the Wall Street Journal described as a “handsome excursion.” Doug graduated from the Illustration as Visual Essay master’s program at the School of Visual Arts in 2014 and was a 2015 Sendak Fellow. His illustration work has been recognized by 3×3 Illustration, American Illustration, and the Society of Illustrators. He lives and works in New York City.

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