Ben Gijsemans (Author) Ben Gisjsemans was born in 1989. He studied audiovisual arts and comics in Ghent and Brussels. The first chapter of Hubert was his thesis. Hubert is his first book. www.bengijsemans.com Julia Blackburn (Translator) Julia Blackburn has written nine books of non-fiction, a family memoir, The Three of Us, which won the 2009 J.R. Ackerley Award, and two novels, The Book of Colour and The Leper’s Companions, both of which were shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She lives in Suffolk and Italy.