Johanna Basford has just been awarded her OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) at Buckingham Palace for her colouring books, of which the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton enjoys, Prince William has revealed. 

Johanna was awarded the OBE for services to art and entrepreneurship. While only 33, Johanna has sold millions of copies of her colouring books for adults: Secret GardenEnchanted Forest, Lost Ocean and the forthcoming Magical Jungle – and was largely responsible for kickstarting the popularity of the genre.

Magical Jungle is full of flora and fauna from the rainforest – with hummingbirds, monkeys and tigers. It's out on August 11.

Last year, I interviewed Johanna about how she became a creator of best-selling books, and why colouring books for adults have become so popular.

>> Read on for the interview

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