Jan-Philipp Sendker, born in Hamburg in 1960, was the American correspondent for Stern from 1990 to 1995, and its Asian correspondent from 1995 to 1999. In 2000 he published Cracks in the Great Wall, a non-fiction book about China. 'The Art of Hearing Heartbeats' is his first novel. He lives in Berlin with his family.
'A truly beautiful story that will captivate and thaw the coldest of hearts' - We Love This Book 'A magical tale to capture your imagination' - My Weekly 'Touching and affecting prose' - Sunday Herald