Sarah Knausenberger was born in 1980 and grew up on the shores of Lake Constance. She studied Creative Writing at the University of South Africa and lived in the United States for a few years. She and her family have lived in Hamburg since 2014, where she works as a freelance author. Sarah Knausenberger sees words and wings as being closely connected because both carry you off to places you cannot reach on foot. Flying is a perilous but magnificent sensation – and the same is true of writing.