Kitty Crowther, who is half English and half Swedish, was born in Brussels and studied Graphic Arts at the Institut Saint-Luc in Brussels. She has written and illustrated 35 children’s books, as well as illustrating books for writers including Carl Norac, Bart Moeyaert and Toon Tellegen. Her work has been translated into twenty languages.
She writes in French and Dutch and has won multiple awards for her stories rooted in the mythology and fairy tales that have fascinated her since childhood. Her books include her 1994 debut, Mon royaume (My Kingdom), and the award-winning In het pikkedonker (In the Pitch Dark) and Kleine Dood en het meisje (Little Death and the Girl).
Creating timeless tales imbued with atmosphere and charm, Crowther has won accolades including the 2010 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award from the Swedish Arts Council, the most prestigious prize in children's literature. She now lives in Wallonia, Belgium.