Hayes bestselling book The Book of Trespass was published by Bloomsbury, 2020.
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In 2021 he illustrated The Heeding, written by Rob Cowen, Elliot and Thompson.
Hayes has published four highly acclaimed graphic novels with Jonathan Cape,including The Rime of the Modern Mariner, Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads, Cormorance and The Drunken Sailor. Each one in separate ways focuses on mankind’s relationship with the environment.
As an illustrator he has produced numerous book covers including that for Lark by Anthony McGowan, which won the Carnegie Medal in 2020. He is also a printmaker and political cartoonist for the Guardian and New Statesman.