Kathi `Fatti' Burke is a Dublin-based illustrator. Her first book, Irelandopedia, won the Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award at the Irish Book Awards 2015 and Historopedia was nominated for the Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Junior) Award in 2016. She lives in Dublin. John Burke is Fatti's dad. He is a retired primary school teacher and was Teaching Principal of Passage East National School from 1980 to 2009. He has taught all age groups during his career, but focused most of his teaching on the older classes. He lives in Waterford.