Christina Callori-Gehlsen, born in 1940 in Rome as daughter of German parents. Her apprenticeship as cutter took place at the Centro Sperimentale, film academy of Rome. Afterwards language studies and cooperation with the Caritas Internationalis in Rome, with numerous overseas assigments. In 1980, she moved to Freiburg while working for the German Caritas and as translator, lecturer and free author. Establishment of the own agency for multimedia and book production. Since 2010, the author lives in Lörrach.

Her co-authors of the volume are Karl Diefenbach and Werner Weidenfeld.

In 2014, she has undertaken a journey to Archyz, Caucasus where the historical conversations between Gorbatschow and Kohl proceeded. About this, a volume in our series »16pages« emerges.