Sylvie Schenk was born in 1944 in Chambéry, France. She studied in Lyon and has lived in Germany since 1966. Sylvie Schenk published three volumes of poetry in French and has been writing novels and short stories in German since 1992. Among other distinctions, she won the Hasenclever Scholarship Prize from the city of Aachen in 1998, as well as second place for the 2002 Irseer Pegasus award. Since 2002, she is the honorary initiator and organizer of the Euregio Schüler Literary Award. She lives in Aachen and in La Roche-de-Rame, Hautes-Alpes.