Bianca Schaalburg was born and raised in Berlin, where she studied Visual Communication at the UDK. Since finishing her studies, she has been illustrating children's books, wrote some of those, created comic strips, and cartoons, designed young adult book covers, games, as well as illustrations for school books and magazines. In 2021 her first graphic novel came out (at the avant Verlag), which tells the story of her family in Nazi Germany and after, until the end of the 1960s: The Scent of Pine Trees is nominated for the Deutsche Jugendbuchpreis 2022.

The film rights of The Scent of Pine Trees are represented by Agentur Simon. 




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