Stefan Beuse (1967) lives in Hamburg. He worked as a copywriter, photographer and journalist. He is an award winning novelist who published, among others: Kometen (Kiepenheuer und Witsch), Die Nacht der Könige (Piper), Meeres Stille (Piper), Alles was du siehst (C. H. Beck). He is a three-time winner of the “Hamburger Literaturförderpreis“ (Hamburg Literary Prize). He was poet in residence at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. His novels Kometen and Meeres Stille have been made into films and received international awards. His last novel is Das Buch der Wunder.