Merle Kröger is a novelist, script writer, and film producer living in Berlin, Germany. She produces art films and documentaries for international arthouse cinema. She also writes scripts for independent cinema in India. Since 2003, Kröger has published four novels, which combine documentary research, personal history, and political analysis with elements of crime literature. For Grenzfall (2012) and Havarie (Collision) (2015), she received the German Crime Novel Award. Collision will be published in November 2017 by Unnamed Press.