Yulia Horst (1978–) was born and raised in Russia, but currently lives in Oslo. She was educated within ballet and languages and works as a dance teacher. In addition, Yulia is a playwright and has cooperated with the Royal Court Theatre in London. Tales Throughout Time (Halens historie) was her first book for children, and it was awarded the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi Award. The History of Darkness (Mørkets historie, 2016) is her second book.