Frank Schulz lives and writes in Hamburg, northern Germany. He is best known for his novel series Hagener Trilogie (1991, 2001, 2006), for which he won several literary awards. His first collection of short stories, More Love: Tricky Stories, appeared in 2010. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Kranichsteiner Literature Prize by the German Literature Fund. ‘Bittersweet Nightshade’ (from the above short story collection) is his first publication in English.