Christine Otten (1961), writer, performer and theatre maker, is driven by a commitment to social issues; her novels are always inspired by real people or actual events. The Last Poets, her much-deserved literary breakthrough, was nominated for the Libris Literature Prize, has been adapted for the stage and was translated into English. The multifaceted Otten regularly performs at literary festivals and in theatres, is the co-founder and presenter of a literary variety show, and creator of the theatre-project Prison Monologues. She teaches creative writing to prisoners. One of Us is her latest novel.