Alexa Hennig von Lange was born in 1973 and started writing when she was only eight years old. Her debut novel Relax was published in 1997, making her one of the most successful authors and voices of her generation overnight. In 2002, she received the German Youth Literature Award. Since then, this has been followed by countless novels for adults, young adults and children, as well as short stories and plays. Alexa Hennig von Lange lives with her husband and children in Berlin.