The author and lawyer Fred Breinersdorfer was born in 1946 in Mannheim. His screenplays and movies were frequently awarded, among others with the Adolf Grimme Preis in gold, the Deutscher und Europäischer Filmpreis and the ver.di Fernsehpreis.
In 2006, Sophie Scholl. Die letzten Tage (eng.: Sophie Scholl. The last days) was nominated for the Academy Award (Oscar®) in the category Foreign Language Film. In 1980, the first Abel-crime thriller was published by Rowohlt. Further crime stories, novels, short stories and plays followed. Fred Breinersdorfer lives in Berlin.