Thomas Bulfinch (1796–1867) was an American writer and banker. He is best known for Bulfinch's Mythology, a three-volume book: The Age of Fable,The Age of Chivalry, and Legends of Charlemagne.
Robert Hanks is a writer and editor based in Cambridge, UK. He has written for the Independent newspaper, the London Review of Books, the graphic design magazine Eye, the film magazine Sight & Sound, and elsewhere, on books, film, theater, television, design, bicycles, and music, among other things. He has taught at Central Saint Martins School of Art and written and presented programs for BBC radio, including a series on the role of dogs in human life.