Claude Ecken (real name Claude Eckenschwiller) was born in Alsace in 1954. A writer of science fiction and crime novels and an anthologist, he is also a literary critic and takes part in school activities and writing workshops. He enjoys writing for both an adult and young adult public. In the graphic book field, he was the mastermind of the Graphic Book Festival in Aix-en-Provence (1981). He has earned his living by writing for twenty years and currently lives in Beziers.