Suzy Lee (; born February 9, 1974) is a Korean picture-book illustrator and author. She is critically acclaimed as an artist who explores the pleasures and tensions that lie between reality and fantasy. She is also known for her remarkable achievements in the field of wordless picture books, or silent books. She gained global attention for her three works – ''Mirror'' (2003), ''Wave'' (2008), and ''Shadow'' (2010), known collectively as ''"The Border Trilogy"'' – using the center binding of the pages of a book as a means to create a narrative crossing the boundaries between reality and fantasy. ''Wave'' and ''Shadow'' were respectively named by ''The New York Times'' as Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2008 and 2010. ''Wave'' was also awarded the gold medal for Original Art by the Society of Illustrators in 2008. In 2016, Suzy Lee was shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, regarded as the Nobel Prize for children's literature, an award which she received in 2022. Lee has received a number of other prestigious awards from around the world including the FNLIJ Award Luís Jardim for the Best Book without Text in 2008 and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature in 2013.
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