Zoë Beck, born in 1975, writes, translates, and manages the CulturBooks publishing house together with Jan Karsten. She studied English and German literature in Giessen, Bonn, and Durham. Subsequently, she was a creative producer for international TV films. Since 2004 she has been an editor, dialogue writer, and director for dubbed productions. Many of her novels have won awards and have been translated into several languages. She is one of most celebrated German-language crime fiction writers. Her most recent novel is Die Lieferantin (Suhrkamp, 2017).