Cornelia Funke is a storyteller and illustrator. She is published all over the world in so many languages, that she feels sometimes as if she got lost in her own stories. Her book, The Thief Lord, was second on the New York Times Bestseller List when it was published in English. Since 2012 she has been one of the German ambassadors of the UN Decade on Biodiversity. She is German but lives in Malibu, CA - and in all the worlds she explores with her readers.
Photo credit- Thorsten Wulff