Sybil Volks was born in 1965 and lives in Berlin. She studied literary history, philosophy, and psychology and worked as a lecturer for German Literature in Hungary. Many of her poems and short stories have been anthologized and featured in literary magazines. In 2007 her crime novel based in Berlin, ‘Café Größenwahn’, was nominated for the Glauser-Prize for best debut. Her second Berlin novel ‘Torstraße 1’ was published by dtv in 2012; the audiobook version was published by GoyaLiT.