Gudrun Pausewang was born in Eastern Bohemia of German ancestry. After World War II her family settled in the former West Germany. She later became a teacher and taught in Germany's foreign school services in South America. She has won several awards including the Bundesverdienstkreuz. She has written 86 novels with many of them involving the Third World and environmental concerns.
Books: Dark Hours, translated by John Brownjohn, published in America through Annick Press.
New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 2007
2007-2008 Tayshas High School Reading List, Texas Library Association
Independent Publisher Book Award, Silver.