Saki is the pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro. He was born in Akyab, Burma (today known as Myanmar) in 1870. He was raised by her two strict aunts, whom he later would picture many times in his stories. He worked as a journalist for the Westminster Gazette, in England. He was correspondent for The Morning Post in the Balkans, Russia and France. Saki died in 1916, during the World War I. His stories, considered master pieces of english literature, are characteristic for being short tales full of satiric references of the Edwardian society.