I.L.Callis, born in Italy, grew up in Berlin and Paris and studied in Salzburg. With a doctorate in law, she gained journalistic experience at the ORF news service Aktueller Dienst and researched contemporary history and National Socialist legislation at the Institute for European Legal History. Explosive topics from science and politics provide material and background for her books. Das Alphabet der Schöpfung was her debut as a thriller author. The novel was selected for the BVÖ's "Spurensuche" campaign and received literary funding from the Austrian Federal Chancellery. Her political thriller Im Jahr der Finsternis has been nominated for the CRIME COLOGNE AWARD 2019. I.L.Callis is a member of the International Thriller Writers and the International League.