Redlich, Ben 1977–

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Redlich, Ben 1977–


Born May 23, 1977, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hobbies and other interests: Painting, sculpting, puppetry, animation, music, nostalgia.


Home and office—Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. E-mail—[email protected]


Freelance illustrator, cartoonist, and filmmaker. Also works as a church cleaner.

Awards, Honors

Joey's R-2 Kanga Award, 2005, for The Great Montefiasco.



Who Flung Dung?, Meadowside (London, England), 2006.


Andy Small, The Shikker Co-La Cows, privately published (Australia), 2000.

Damien Broderick, Jack and the Aliens, Word Weavers Press (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), 2002.

Damien Broderick, Jack and the Skyhook, Word Weavers Press (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), 2003.

Mark Svendsen, Ratface and Snake Eyes, Lothian Books (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2003.

Mark Svendsen, Shadow Snake, Lothian Books (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2004.

Colin Thompson, The Great Montefiasco, Lothian Books (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2004, Star Bright Books (New York, NY), 2005.

Rowley Monkfish, Nicholas and the Chronoporter, Penguin Australia (Camberwell, Victoria, Australia), 2005.

Mark Svendsen, Circus Carnivore, Lothian Books (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2005, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 2006.

Adrienne Frater, Pet Palace, Lothian Books (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2006.

Alan Sunderland, Octavius O'Malley and the Mystery of the Exploding Cheese, HarperCollins Australia (Pymble, New South Wales, Australia), 2006.

Mark Svendsen, Whacko the Chook, Lothian Books (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2007.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), May 14, 2005, Patrick Watson, "Success Is Absolute Non-sense."

Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2004, review of The Great Montefiasco, p. 1209; August 15, 2006, review of Circus Carnivore, p. 853.

Library Media Connection, August-September, 2005, Pam Watts Flavin, review of The Great Montefiasco, p. 72.

Publishers Weekly, February 7, 2005, review of The Great Montefiasco, p. 60.

School Library Journal, November, 2006, Genevieve Gallagher, review of Circus Carnivore, p. 114.


Ben Redlich Home Page, (July 18, 2007).