Irina Dobrescu, born in 1980, is, besides other things, a National University of Art graduate, a founding member of the Ilustrator’s Club in Romania, an illustrator for children and adults books, and an author.
NordSüd Verlag in Switzerland is among the most important publishing houses she has collaborated with. For NordSüd she illustrated Konig Drosselbart by the Grimm brothers. She was invited to give several workshops and presentations about this book, in cities such as Berlin, Frankfurt, Graz, Leipzig and Mannheim.
She was nominated several times for her activity as an illustrator at the Most Beautiful books contest in Romania and for the Astrid Lindgren competition. In 2018 King-Dwarf, written by Radu Vancu, was chosen as a White Raven by the International Youth Library.
Lately she has started to express her stories through words as well. In 2017 she published the story “The Poker Player Wolf,” whose manuscript won the Arthur Grand Trophey prize.