Melanie Raabe was born in Jena in 1981. After her studies she worked as a journalist during the day - and secretly wrote books at night. Her novels have been published in over twenty countries, and several film adaptations are in the works. Her successful fiction podcast Der Abgrund was released in 2019.
Together with the artist Laura Kampf, Melanie Raabe also runs the podcast on the subject of creativity, Raabe Kampf, and publishes a monthly newsletter. Melanie Raabe lives and works in Cologne.