Born and brought up in Germany, Imogen Herrad has also lived in London and in Argentina, and currently divides her time between Cardiff and Cologne. She writes in German and English. Her short stories and articles (in English) have been published in magazines and anthologies in Wales, Canada and the US. She is the author of “The Woman Who Loved an Octopus and other Saints’ Tales”, a collection of stories about female Celtic saints. Her programmes for German public radio (in German) include pieces about the Queen of Sheba, Morgan le Fay, Zora Neale Hurston, the Mapuche people of Patagonia, and the cultural histories of sheep, dragons, the apple and hermaphrodites, respectively.