Burkhard Spinnen was born in Germany in 1956 and lives as a writer in Münster. He has received many awards for his work, among them the Oldenburg Award for Young Adult Literature and the German Audio Book Award (for Belgische Riesen, the original German version of The Great Rabbit Revenge Plan). He is very well known in Germany as a writer of books for adults, but the Great Rabbit Revenge Plan is his first children\'s book. His book for teenagers, Müller hoch drei, has not yet been translated into English. Photograph copyright of Isolde Ohlbaum.