Antonia Michaelis has lived and taught in India. She is the author of several award-winning books published in her native Germany, where she lives. Anthea Bell is the translator of Cornelia Funke's bestselling Inkheart books. Her work has won the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize, and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. She lives in Cambridge, Great Britain.