Friedbert Stohner was born in 1951. A writer and editor, he lives near Speyer. After studying philosophy he embarked on an academic career before going on to hold executive positions at various Publishing houses specializing in children‘s and Young people’s literature. In 1993 he co-founded Hanser’s children’s book section, and in 2014 Hanser published his children’s book Ich bin hier bloß der Hamster in
2014 and Ich bin hier bloß
das Pony in 2015..