Ina Kronenberger was born in Otterberg (Southern Germany) in 1965. She has lived abroad in different countries like France, Israel, Italy and Norway. Her studies in Romanic and Nordic Philology at Mainz and Freiburg University ended with a master degree in 1993. Since then, she has worked as a literary translator from Norwegian and French, introducing writers like Per Petterson, Dag Solstad, Linn Ullmann, Mirjam Kristensen or Hanne Ørstavik respectively Anna Gavalda, Philippe Claudel or Amin Maalouf.
She has participated in several workshops and received many awards for her work. In 2010, she was assigned the “German Award in Youth Literature” for her translation of Stian Hole’s “Garmans Sommer”. In 2012 she was nominated for the IBBY Honour List. Ina Kronenberger now lives in Bremen.