Lauren Wantz was born in Ruthweiler, Germany in 1991. She moved to the sates in 1992 and has lived in Colorado, Florida, and now resides in Ohio. Many of her books are about her struggle with mental illness. She has no formal education, and is mostly self taught. The Divine Tragedy is her twelfth written novel ad seventh published novel. Her other published works are Disapora, Providence, Gymnopedie, The Hungarian Suicide Song, The Lunatic and El Yermo.