from the August 2016 issue
Michael Olbrechts was born in Genk, a small town in Belgium, in 1987. He studied history at the University of Leuven and graphic design, specializing in illustration and comics, at the Hogeschool Sint-Lukas in Brussels. His De allerlaatste tijger (The Last Tiger on Earth; Oogachtend, 2014) won the Silversteraward for the best comic debut of the last two years in Belgium. His Vierenveertig na Ronny was published by Oogachtend in 2016.
Translated from Dutch by Michele Hutchison
Michele Hutchison was born in the UK and has lived in Amsterdam since 2004. She was educated at UEA, Cambridge, and Lyon universities. She translates literary fiction and nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and children’s books. Recent translations include novels by Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, Esther Gerritsen, Sander Kollaard and Tom Lanoye, plus The American Princess by Annejet van der Zijl (forthcoming from AmazonCrossing in 2018). She is also co-author of the successful parenting book The Happiest Kids in the World.
Photo © Maaike Koning, 2016