Katharina Bendixen (*1981) is a prize-winning author from Leipzig. She also translates children’s books and is editor of the literary magazine poet. Her first collection of short stories ‘Der Whiskyflaschenbaum’ was published in 2009. The short story ‘Herzliches Beileid’ is taken from her second collection ‘Gern, wenn Du willst’, published in 2012. She is currently writer-in-residence in Erfurt, Germany.