Olivier de Beventine (1979-) was born in Graz, Austria, to Anglo-Austrian aristocratic parents, studied Fine Art and Languages in Florence, Italy, and moved to Bruges, Belgium in 1999, where he was institutionalised for three years due to an acute polymorphic psychosis. During this time, he was encouraged to write as a way to express, record, and externalise his thoughts and delusions. He emerged from treatment a new man and has gone on to practise numerous art forms and find various employment. He was persuaded to publish a collection of writing early in 2013, when 'One Crawls Beneath the Undercroft and The Spatchclock and the Haybarn: The Nonsense Sallies Forth' was released. 'Agapanthus and the Crystal Ornamen' is his second publication to date. De Beventine currently divides his time between Munich, Vienna, and London. It is hoped that further works will follow.