Anne C. Voorhoeve was born on 19 December 1963. She read Political Science, American Studies and Ancient History in Mainz and then worked for a year as an assistant to a Brecht researcher at the University of Maryland. Following an internship at the editorial office of a specialist medical journal, she worked as an editor in a publishing house and did PR work for a Protestant monastery. In 2000, she became a freelance editor in order to be able to devote herself to writing once again. Lilly unter den Linden was first written as a script and was filmed by MDR. In July 2004, the novel was published by Ravensburger Buchverlag. As well as working on her next book, the writer intends to continue to write scripts.