Dunja Batarilo was born in Karlsruhe in 1979. After graduating from school, she studied medicine, philosophy and sociology before eventually starting to work as a journalist. She now writes for newspapers and magazines such as brandeins, fluter and taz. In 2016 Scoventa published “Die Brückenbauerin”, her biography of Ute Creamer, who has – with lasting success – established a development organization in one of the worst favelas in Brazil.