Gudrun Mebs was born in 1944 in Frankfurt am Main where he studied interpretation and devoted himself to travelling the whole world in the company of the Goethe Institut. He received the Premio Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for his novel, Hija de domingo, in 1984. In addition to being a successful writer of children�s literature he writes scripts and stories for adults. Among his books, we must single out the previously mentioned Hija del domingo and Birgit, historia de una muerte because they marked German children�s literature in a special way. Among other prizes he has been awarded the German Jugendliteraturpreis.