Petra Hardt was born in 1954 in the German city of Frankfurt am Main. After studying Roman Studies in Paris and Freiburg, she has been working as a rights dealer for German publishing houses for 40 years. She has published works on international publishing and as well taught at German universities and abroad. Since 2019 Petra Hardt is working as a freelance writer and as a consultant in the international publishing world. Her non-fiction debut 'Fernlieben' (Loving at a Distance) has been translated into English, Greek and Arabic, so far.