This modern fairytale reveals what can happen when someone interferes with nature’s rhythm. It teaches children to respect and appreciate the environment. Inspired by Muslim and Hindu myths, author Karthika Naïr and illustrator Joëlle Jolivet have created a compelling narrative style and visual language to tell their tale.
Karthika Naïr was born in India but now lives in Paris. In addition to writing the Honey Hunter, she is the author of several volumes of poetry. Her work has been translated into several languages and has appeared in journals and anthologies including Granta. Nair is also a dance producer. The subjects of those dances often find their way into her stories.
Joëlle Jolivet lives near Paris, where she works as an illustrator. She studied graphic design and advertising. Because of her love for engraving and printing, she spent one year working in the lithography studio at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Since then, the linocut printing technique remains close to her heart. In addition to creating her own books, Jolivet designs covers for art books and illustrations for newspapers and magazines.