Peter Härtling was born in Chemnitz in 1933. He worked since 1973 as freelance author.Before that he worked as lector and since 1968 as spokesman for the management of the S. Fischer Verlag in Frankfurt am Main. In2012 Peter Härtling was awarded with the Jakob Grimm pize for german language. He lives with his family in Mörfelden-Walldorf.