Wibke Bruhns was born in 1938 in Halberstadt. She has worked as a jounalist in both TV and print and as a TV presenter and news reader. She has worked as a correspondent for Stern magazine in the US and Israel and headed the culture section at one of Germany's largest radio stations, ORB. She has two grown-up daughters and now lives and works as a freelance writer in Berlin.
"'What an extraordinary story. I was spellbound... In the final
stages, as the terrible finale approaches, I was almost too moved
and appalled to go on reading - but also too moved and appalled to
stop... A treasure.' Michael Frayn"
"A heart-rending, brave, utterly convincing book. You cannot read it without being moved to the core."