Julya Rabinowich, born in St. Petersburg in 1970, uprooted and repotted to Vienna in 1977, where she also studied. She is a writer and columnist for Der Standard and worked as an interpreter for many years. Published by Deuticke are Spaltkopf (2008, awarded the Rauriser Literaturpreis 2009, among others), Herznovelle (2011, nominated for the Prix du Livre Européen), Die Erdfresserin (2012) and Krötenliebe (2016). Her first book for young people, Dazwischen: Ich (2016), was awarded the Friedrich Gerstäcker Prize, the Austrian Children’s and Young People’s Book Prize and the Luchs (Die Zeit & Radio Bremen), among others, as well as being voted one of the Best 7 Books for Young Readers (Deutschlandfunk). In 2019, her book for young readers Hinter Glas was published, followed in 2022 by Dazwischen: Wir. In 2023, Der Geruch von Ruß und Rosen (The Smell of Soot and Roses, 2023) was published, which was born out of the countless conversations the author had with war survivors and their relatives.