Margarita Surnaite is a children's book author and illustrator based in Cambridge, UK. 

Margarita was born and raised in Lithuania. She received her BA in Graphic Arts from Vilnius Academy of Arts. In 2012, she became interested in picture books while studying in the UK as an exchange student. The following year she joined the MA Children's Book Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art, which she completed with a Distinction in 2015.

Her first picture book as both author and illustrator titled The Lost Book will be published by Andersen Press in 2019. 

She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Society of Authors. 

Margarita has a twin sister who is also an illustrator: Alina Surnaite

AWARDS & recognition

Honorable Mention – 3x3 Magazine No.13 Picture Book Show, 2016

Purple Island Award – Nami Concours, 2015

Merit Award – 3x3 Magazine No.11 Picture Book Show, 2014

Honorable Mention – 3x3 Magazine No.11 Student Show, 2014