Marieke Burgers, author, lecturer, art historian. Born 1954, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Dutch Marieke Burgers has lived for more than twenty years in Denmark, but grew up with tigers in the backyard in Indonesia, donkeys on Kharg Island in the Persian Gulf and monkeys in Africa. Perhaps, therefore, she has a critical eye for human behaviour and animal instincts. She has published a lot of books, articles on art, culture, marketing and the museum experience in English, Dutch and Danish. In 2012 she published the book Smilende Bæster - Grijnzende Beesten, thirteen fables in both Danish and Dutch. In 2018 several of her fables have been published in the Danish web magazine POV International. She lives with her husband and a black cat north of Copenhagen.
About the artist
Hildert Raaijmakers, artist-illustrator. Born 1969, in Akersloot, The Netherlands. Hildert lives and works in The Hague. His intriguing artwork has been exhibited several times and he is now, as a sought-after illustrator, painting and drawing animals. See for all his work: www.hildertschildert.nl