Ute Krause, born in 1960, grew up in Turkey, Nigeria, India and the USA. She studied Visual Communication at Die Berliner Kunsthochschule (The Berlin Academy of Arts) and film and television in Munich. She is successful as a writer, illustrator, screenwriter and director. Her picture books and children’s books have been translated into numerous languages and filmed for television. Ute Krause was awarded by the Stiftung Buchkunst (Book Art Foundation) and distinguished with the Ver.di Literature Prize, among others. She was also nominated for the German Youth Literature Prize.