Kim Fupz Aakeson, from Copenhagen, Denmark, is best known for his quirky, honest and glorious picture-books for children. He is also a novelist and illustrator for comics, contributes to professional journals and newspapers, and writes for radio, theatre and film. He has published more than 80 books for children and young adults, winning numerous awards. His titles include the Vitello series, In Order of Disappearance, A Caretaker's Tale and Perfect Sense.
Ana Cristina Herreros was born in León, north-west Spain, where she remembers her grandmother telling stories. An academic, author and editor, she is an expert in the oral tradition and folkloric sources. In 1992 she began professional story-telling in theatres, libraries, schools, hospitals, prisons and public parks. Her books, published in Catalan and English, include Popular Tales of the Mediterranean, The Book of Spanish Witches, Magical Geography and Popular Tales of Mother Death.
Matt Haig is a journalist and author living in Yorkshire whose novels have been translated into 29 languages. Children’s books include Shadow Forest, The Runaway Troll and To Be a Cat. His first book, The Last Family in England, retells Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1 with the protagonists as dogs, and is to be filmed by Brad Pitt’s production company. Other titles are The Dead Fathers Club and The Possession of Mr Cave.