Susanne Reece is a writer, illustrator, and visual essayist. She has always found the real world, its people and the other creatures in it, endlessly fascinating, stranger and more wonderful than fiction. Maybe this is why she loves history, literature, languages, art history, and natural history. Maybe this is why the stories she tells are grounded in the lives people have lived, the words they have written, and the art they have made. Maybe this is why she has always been drawn to cities, where so many people and stories have lived, and why she chose New York as the place to live out her own.