Liliana Le Hingrat was born in Romania in 1967. She studied history at the University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” in Iasi and worked as a freelance correspondent for a Romanian daily newspaper. For her novel the Dark Heart of the World she received the literary award “Goldener Homer” of 2016 in the category Historical Biography/Historical event. Today she lives in the USA and is involved in the restoration of the collapsing church castles from Transylvania in Romania.