Bernhard Aichner was born in 1972 and lives in Innsbruck, Austria, where he works as an author and photographer. As research for WOMAN OF THE DEAD, he worked as an undertaker's assistant for six months.
Anthea Bell has won numerous awards for her translations, including the INDEPENDENT FOREIGN FICTION PRIZE for W. G. Sebald's AUSTERLITZ, the OXFORD-WEIDENFELD TRANSLATION PRIZE, and the SOCIETY OF AUTHORS' SCHLEGEL-TIECK PRIZE on several occasions. Best known for her translation of the Asterix series, Bell was awarded an OBE in 2010 for services to literature. She lives and works in Cambridge.