Verena Carl was born in 1969 in Freiburg. After studying at the German School for Journalism in Munich she worked for several magazines. Today she lives in Hamburg with her family and works as a freelancer for Brigitte, Merian and other magazines. Verena Carl has published various novels (amongst others The Lights beneath us, published by S. Fischer), childrens' books and audio plays. She received several fellowships and awards for her literary work, such as the Literaturförderpreis der Stadt Hamburg and an invitation for Literaturkurs Klagenfurt.