Kilian Leypold was born in Nuremberg in 1968 and works
as a freelance journalist and author for the children’s
section of Bavarian State Broadcasting radio. He writes
narratives and radio plays. His debut novel for young
readers, Tiger unter der Stadt, was published in 2010,
followed in 2011 by the illustrated children’s book Bulle
und Pelle. His work has won him the Nuremberg Culture
Houses Literature Prize and the Free State of Bavaria
Working Stipend. His second novel for young people,
Krähen und Ratten, won him the Munich Literary Bursary.
The author lives and works in Munich.