Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969), the single most important Polish prose writer of the 20th century, spent much of his life in France and Argentina (Bacacay was the street he lived on in Buenos Aires). His novels include Ferdydurke, Trans-Atlantyk, Cosmos, and Pornografia. Awarded the Prix Formentor (1967).
Carolyn French is an educator, artist, and author, whose spent most of her life in the American Desert Southwest, observing, caring for, and writing of the amazing plants and animals that surround her Southern Arizona home. Her thought-provoking sketches and photographs enhance her inspirational and engaging writings, which are often a mixture of feelings and facts; stirring thoughts of happiness, wonderment, and compassion in children and adults of all ages. Carolyn also put together a website about the Sonoran Desert, which includes child-friendly facts, and some of her poetry and art--at www.cactus-garden.weebly.com. Carolyn is also the author of "Beginner's Guide to Floorquilts" and "The Three Little Bobcats."