Jorge Elias Luján is an internationally recognized author and poet who has collaborated with some of the world's best illustrators to create many outstanding books. He has published many picture books with Groundwood, including Doggy Slippers, illustrated by Isol, Colors! ¡Colores! and Sky Blue Accident / Accidente Celeste, illustrated by Piet Grobler, and Rooster / Gallo, illustrated by Manuel Monroy. He is also the author of Brunhilda and the Ring, illustrated by Linda Wolfsgruber, a beautiful retelling of the myths made famous by Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Jorge has won many awards, including the Premio de Poesía para Niños de ALIJA (IBBY Argentina). He is also an architect and musician.
Morteza Zahedi was born in northern Iran, studied painting at Islamic Azad University and now lives in Tehran, where he creates art and teaches illustration. He has had solo exhibitions of his work in many countries and has illustrated several children’s books that have been translated into more than five languages. Good Night, Commander by Ahmad Akbarpour, published by Groundwood, was selected by IBBY as an Outstanding Book for Young People with Disabilities. Morteza has won many awards, including Japan’s Noma Concours Encouragement Prize as well as prizes at the CJ Picture Book Festival in Korea, the Teatrio Exhibition in Italy and the International Biennial of Illustration, Belgrade.