Gabriele von Arnim
born in Hamburg in 1946, holds a doctorate in sociology. She worked as a correspondent and freelance journalist in New York for ten years. After her return to Germany, she wrote for newspapers such as »Die Zeit« and »Süddeutsche Zeitung«, and hosted television and radio programs. Her most recent book, »Das Leben ist ein vorübergehender Zustand«, was published in 2021 and tells of ten years of anger, strength, and tenderness as a couple copes with a disease the husband has fallen ill to.