Anja Tuckermann was born in 1961 and grew up in Berlin, where she still lives today. She writes novels, stories, plays, children's books and live audio plays (e.g. "Family stories - text and music" with music by Ray Kaczinski), and directs writing workshops. From 1980 until 1992 she was involved in feminist activities for girl empowerment and published the magazine "Tigermädchen". Her first novel, Mooskopf, was published in 1988. Between 1988 and 1997 she was an editor of children's radio programmes with RIAS (now known as DeutschlandRadio Kultur). Since 1992 she has worked as an independent writer. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (for "Denk nicht, wir bleiben hier") and the Friedrich Gerstäcker Literature Award (for "Mano - Der Junge, der nicht wusste, wo er war"). Muscha, published in 1995, remains her best-known book.