Tanya Lieske is both a writer and a literary critic. She writes books for children and adults. Her most recent book with Beltz & Gelberg was Oma, die Miethaie und ich (Grandma, the Real Estate Sharks and I). She hosts the literature program entitled “Büchermarkt” (Book Market) on the German radio broadcasting station (Cologne). Tanya Lieske lives in Düsseldorf with her family and has a second desk in Ireland.