Marcus Pfister was born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1960. His great breakthrough as a picture book author came in 1992, when
The Rainbow Fish took the bestseller list by storm. To date more than thirty million copies of the different volumes and editions have appeared all over the world in about fifty languages. In his studio, which has a fine view over Switzerland’s capital city, Marcus Pfister continues to create more and more new characters and stories.