Sebastian Fitzek has a background in radio. With a law degree, he got his PhD in copyright law. In 2006 he published his first psychological thriller Die Therapie, which, like his other books, quickly became a bestsellerHe has sold over 8 million copies in 24 languages. Fitzeck has also been published in England and the United States. Der Seelenbrecher, Die Therapie and Passagier 23 have all been adapted to theater. Sebastian Fitzek has been nominated twice for the Glausner prize and has earned multiple Golden Lovelybooks reader prizes. He also received a Hörkules and was named winner for the European Prize for Crime Literature in 2016. He is also the ambassador for the German Children’s Fund and the patron for the association „Das frühgeborene Kind e.V“ (the Preemie Association). Fitzek was born in Berlin in 1971. He is married and has three children.