Patrick Modiano is a celebrated French novelist, author of numerous books for adults and children. His work has been translated into over 30 languages. Notable awards include the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Academie Francaise, the Prix Goncourt and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature. In 2014 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature `for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies.'
Born in France in 1932, Jean-Jacques Sempe is one of the world's most successful illustrators and cartoonists. His work includes numerous covers of the New Yorker magazine, full-page cartoons in Paris Match, the illustrations of the classic children's book character, Nicholas, and many albums of cartoons and graphic novels. He lives in Paris.