<b>Yael Molchadsky</b> is the director of the Children's and YA department at Kinneret-Zmora-Dvir publishing house in Israel. She is also the editor of the prestigious Marganit series, which aims to bring literary translated fiction to young Hebrew readers. Yael has translated picture books from English and German and is a sought-after speaker on Children's and YA literature. <i>The Chameleon that Saved Noah's Ark</i> is her first book for children.
<b>Yana Peel</b> co-founded the Outset Contemporary Art Fund in 2003 and is a patron of the Asia Art Archive. She lives in Hong Kong, China.
<b>Yann Martel</b> was born in Spain in 1963 of Canadian parents. <i>Life of Pi</i> won the 2002 Man Booker Prize and has been translated into more than forty languages. A #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, it spent 104 weeks on the list and was adapted to the screen by Ang Lee. He is also the author of the novels <i>Beatrice and Virgil</i> and <i>Self</i>, the collection of stories <i>The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios</i>, and a collection of letters to the prime minister of Canada, <i>101 Letters to a Prime Minister</i>. He lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Yasmeen Ismail is a London-based, award-winning animator and illustrator. She is currently working on several picture books for publishers in the US and the UK, including Time for Bed Fred. Visit her at YasmeenIsmail.co.uk.
Yasmine Surovec loves kitties. She is the artist behind the popular comic blog and book Cat vs. Human. She is the author and illustrator of the picture books I See Kitty and A Bed for Kitty, and the My Pet Human chapter book series. Originally from Manila, Philippines, she now divides her time between California and Arizona with her husband, son, and their puppy and three kitties. (Bio via https://us.macmillan.com/author/yasminesurovec)
Yasmin Imamura has illustrated books, greeting cards, and more. She lives with her husband, Andrew, and their dog, Lisa, in Oregon.
<p>Yasmin Imamura has illustrated books, greeting cards, and more. She lives with her husband, Andrew, and their dog, Lisa, in Oregon.</p>
<b>Yasushi Muraki </b>was born in 1968 in Hokkaido, Japan. He studied at the Art College of Osaka and now works as an art instructor and illustrator. He enjoyed drawing as a child so much that he was also sent to art school. And as if that were not enough, he spent hours after school drawing.
YAYO KAWAMURA grew up in Tokyo and studied design communications. She currently lives in Germany with her husband and two children."