Francis Galloway is a researcher who works in the field of book history, and she is the humanities editor of the online academic journal LitNet Akademies. During her career she has lectured Afrikaans literature and publishing studies, compiled surveys on the South African literary system, worked as an academic publisher, and written or co-authored various articles and other publications on aspects of the South African book landscape.
Karin Schimke is a journalist and poet. She is also an editor, translator and writing coach. Her poetry has been published in South Africa, England and Germany, and has been translated into isiXhosa, German, Dutch and Afrikaans. She writes predominantly in English, but also occasionally in Afrikaans and German. Her debut collection of poetry, Bare & Breaking, won the 2014 Ingrid Jonker Prize for Poetry.

Leon de Kock is a writer, translator and critic who has been active in South African literature since the 1970s. He has won several awards, including the South African Translators' Institute's inaugural prize for outstanding translation for his rendition of Marlene van Niekerk's novel Triomf. Formerly a professor at the universities of Stellenbosch and the Witwatersrand, he now teaches at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Well-known South African artist Hanneke Benadé was commissioned to produce an artwork for the special edition of Flame in the Snow. She used photographs of Jonker and Brink as well as live models to create a composite portrait of them.

Benadé studied fine art at the University of Pretoria, where she worked as a parttime lecturer in drawing between 1994 and 1998.