Yulia Yakovleva Horst has worked for many years as a columnist and an editor in leading Russian newspapers and magazines. She writes in both Russian and Norwegian. Her first children book Halens historie written in Norwegian and published under her Norwegian name, received the Bologna Ragazzi Award 2014 in Opera Prima category. Raven's children is her first children novel in Russian. She is studying for an MA in children's illustration in the UK.