Heike Faller grew up in a small village in the Black Forest always wanting to become a children’s book author. She became a staff writer at the Germany weekly Die Zeit, specializing in essays and feature stories. She has won many journalism awards and written a bestseller on the financial crisis. With “Hundert” she finally made her dream come true and wrote an illustrated book for children and people of all ages.

Valerio Vidali is an Italian illustrator based in Berlin.
His picture books have been translated in over a dozen of languages and received several international awards, among others: The ILUSTRATOR Grand Prix, The CJ Picture Book award and the New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award (2018)
in his spare time, Valerio enjoys flying kites and carving wooden sculptures.