Tatjana Hauptmann was born in 1950 in Wiesbaden and lives in Einsiedeln. She is the author and illustrator of numerous children’s books, including ›A Day in the Life of Petronella Pig‹. For Diogenes, she has illustrated numerous books, most recently Theodor Storm's ›Little John‹. Tatjana Hauptmann’s books are published in 21 languages.
»Tatjana Hauptmann has retained a dreamy playfulness and a sense of vital naivety. Both qualities are reflected in her drawings and account for her success with children as well as young-at-heart adults.«Stern
»Tatjana Hauptmann is a pure stroke of good fortune.«Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung