About Gesine Schulz
Gesine Schulz was born in Northern Germany. Because she liked books and wanted to see the world, she became a librarian and worked abroad for more than ten years, mostly in Ireland and New York.
Now a full-time writer, she makes her home in Germany’s Ruhr Valley with her two cats, one Irish and one German, and a lot of books. She has published a number of novels, many short crime stories, and a children’s mystery series.
Gesine loves visiting West Cork, the setting of THE GREENEST WIND. A perennial seller in its native Germany, the novel has already been translated into Swedish and Dutch.
Translator Rebecca Heier holds an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Arkansas. She was chosen to participate in the Emerging Translators Programme sponsored by New Books in German, and was a winner (second place) in a children’s literature translation competition sponsored by the Frankfurt Book Fair New York. Born and raised in the U.S., she lives in Speyer, Germany.