Ami Dor-On is a journalist and writer. He worked as a university lecturer in press, media and public relations at Haifa University, was the editor of Ksafim and chief newsdesk editor of Ma'arive, one of the biggest Israeli newspapers. Ami Dor-On already published four books, including a text book for journalism. He is married and has three children.
Edith Einhart, born 1969 in Munich, was trained to become a journalist at the Axel Springer Verlag (amongst others Bild am Sonntag). She works as an editorial journalist at the women's magazine Freundin in Munich.
From 1968 till 1973, Rudolf Egg studied psychology at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen. Between 1973 and 1983, he was a research fellow at the institute for psychology at Erlangen-Nuremberg University. 1979, he took his doctoral degree in psychology, crimonology and psychopathology, followed by his habilitation in 1983.
From 1980 till 1982, he was working at Bielefeld University, from 1983 till 1985, he was the substitute professor at the chair of psychology at Bayreuth University. Since 1986, he is working at the then newly founded Kriminologische Zentralstelle (KrimZ) in Wiesbaden, since 1997 he functions as its director.
Because of his wide experience as a scientist and expert witness, Rudolf Egg is a media-appreciated specialist for the explanation of psychological backgrounds of crimes or for the profiling of offenders and/or suspects.
Marc Engelhardt, born 1971 in Cologne, studied geography, marine biology and law in Kiel. In Brazil, he learned Portuguese, in Ecuador Spanish, and on the side he got to know a lot of other regions and languages in the whole world.
After a traineeship at NDR und some years at Tagesschau he decided to stay permanently in foreign countries: For seven years he stayed in Nairobi, where his two daughters were born.
As a correspondent for African issues he worked for ARD, die tageszeitung, NZZ, DIE ZEIT and many other German-language media. Since 2011, Engelhardt lives in Geneva as a reporter and covers the events at the United Nations. Furthermore, he writes and travels and is the chairman of the global network of correspondents weltreporter.net.
Konstantin Maria Ferstl, born in 1983 in the Bavarian Altmühltal, lives in Munich, Rome and in the Hallertau. As a descendant of seafarers and tobacco planters, he has a hereditary predisposition to melancholy and addictive behaviour. He studied Direction at the University of Television and Film in Munich. His debut film Trans Bavaria, a road movie in a stolen butcher's van, was released in 2012 and won several awards. For the essay film Finis Terrae with the philosopher Alain Badiou, a cinematic search for the lost utopia, he shot in over twenty countries around the world – including North Korea. He is a graduate of the Script Workshop Munich and was participating in the writing workshop of the Juergen Ponto Foundation. For the manuscript of Die Erfrorenen Lande, he received the Literature Scholarship of the City of Munich in 2019.
Heike Faller was born in 1971 and studied at German Journalism School in Munich. She worked for Brigitte, GEO and the SZ Magazin in New York and Hamburg. Since 1999 Heike Faller works as an editor for the section Leben of the weekly DIE ZEIT. She was awarded the Axel Springer-Preis in 1997 and the Emma-Journalistinnen-Preis in 2006.
Kajo Fritz junior works as head of editorial at the Westfalenpost. From 2008 till 2017 he was an editor, author and reporter with stern TV. Before that, he studied at Deutsche Journalistenschule in Munich and gathered work experience at, among others, Süddeutsche Zeitung and sueddeutsche.de, stern and stern.de, Karriere, GQ, as well as WDR. Beside his work, he is writing his PhD about media victims at the Institut für Kommunikations- und Medienforschung in Cologne.
Jochen Frech, born in 1967, is a police officer and learned public administration specialist. Before his studies he worked for six years in a special force of the police. For several years Frech manages the main institution for physical education of the police in Baden-Württemberg.
Léda Forgó, born in 1973 in Hungary and raised there, studied playwriting at the University of Arts in Berlin. About her first novel, Der Körper meines Bruders (en.: The Body of my Brother), which won her the Adalbert-von-Chamisso Förderpreis in 2008, György Dalos said: »A linguistic expressivity which is only rarelay to be found in contemperary German prose.« Léda Forgó lives with her three children at the Baltic Sea.