Emma FitzGerald


Emma FitzGerald was born in Southern Africa to Irish parents and grew up in Vancouver. She has studied both art and architecture, and is the author of Hand Drawn Halifax. She lives and draws in North End Halifax.


  • Hand Drawn Halifax. Formac Lorimer, Halifax, September 2015.
  • Hand Drawn Halifax: The Colouring Book. Formac Lorimer, Halifax, September 2015.
  • Sketch by Sketch Along Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Formac Lorimer, Halifax, 2017.
  • EveryBody’s Different on EveryBody Street, words Sheree Fitch. Nimbus Publishing, 2018.
  • Pivot Point. Words Bren Simmers, Gaspereau Press, 2019.
  • A Pocketful of Time: The Poetic Childhood of Elizabeth Bishop, words Rita Wilson, Nimbus Publishing, 2019.
  • Hand Drawn Vancouver. Appetite Penguin Random House, June 2020.
  • City Streets are for People, words Andrea Curtis. Groundwood publishing, May 2021.
  • Two Crows. Words Susan Vande Griek. Nimbus Publishing, Spring 2021.
  • Hand Drawn Victoria. Appetite Penguin Random House, May 2023.

Atlantic Publisher’s Award, 2015.

‘Best Book’, The Coast Halifax, 2015.

Nominated for 2020 Elizabeth Mrazik Cleaver Award for excellence in Illustration, IBBY Canada.

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