Irene Dische is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker. Her books, published in twenty-two countries, have included international bestsellers. She divides her time between Berlin and Rhinebeck, NY.
"Frau Professor Doktor Rother is stubborn, hypochondriacal, devoid of the slightest sentimentality..... She is also, by the way, frighteningly funny.... I couldn't get enough of her life story---- Irene Dische made me laugh at the shock of it all." Glen David Gold, author of Carter Beats the Devil "The voice of the reprobate empress here is pitch perfect...Dische has captured this fictionalised grandmother... with pepper and grace." Gail Caldwell, The Boston Globe"