Isabel Bogdan was born in Cologne and studied English and Japanese. She is an enthusiastic Hamburg-dweller, reader, writer and translator into German (including Jane Gardam, Jonathan Safran Foer, Nick Hornby, Jasper Pforde). Her first book "Sachen machen" came out in 2012, followed in 2016 by Der Pfau (The Peacock), and in 2019 by Laufen. She has won prizes for her translating, her writing and the online interview project "Wie machen die das?".