Irena Svetek graduated in comparative literature, where she also received her doctorate. She works as a journalist, critic, and translator. For her first novel “Up Close” she won the award for the best first novel of the year. Her second novel is “The Seventh Wave”. “Sleep my little one, sleep” is her third novel. Then follows the trilogy “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The White Wolf”, for which a series is currently being filmed.