Einar Turkowski was born in Kiel in 1972 and trained first as a set designer before studying Illustration at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. His work has won many prizes and been featured in international exhibitions. His drawings are on display in museums and galleries. He has been nominated for the German Youth Literature Award and recognised by the Stiftung Buchkunst. Turkowski lives and works in Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany and teaches Illustration at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts in Kiel.