Vanessa Walder

Claudia Grundke

Vanessa Walder was born in Heidelberg in 1978 and grew up in Vienna. After high school, she studied law and began publishing short stories. After three years as a journalist she wrote her first youth novel and started her career as an independent writer. Since 2001, she has published countless books for children and young adults which have been translated into 25 languages and garnered international success. Vanessa Walder lives in Berlin today.