Christiane K. Alsop grew up in Germany, worked as a bookseller in Darmstadt, studied psychology in Hamburg and Berlin, and today lives with her family on Boston’s North Shore. She researches and writes about love, life away from home, and the lingering effects of Nazism on subsequent generations of Germans.

Her personal essay, Presumed Guilty, was judged a Notable Essay by Best American Essays of 2006.

At Slow River Studio in Topsfield she teaches Storytelling with the Visual Journal, and treasures her writing community at Boston’s Grub Street and Hamburg’s Textmanufaktur.