Rebecca Gablé is the stage name of the German writer Ingrid Krane-Müschen (born September 25, 1964 in Wickrath , now Mönchengladbach ). Gablé is best known for her historical novels, especially the Waringham saga, set in the Middle Ages . She also works as a literary translator from English.
Rebecca Gablé graduated from high school on Gartenstrasse in Mönchengladbach-Rheydt in 1984 . Graduated from high school in 1984, followed by training as a bank clerk. In this profession she worked for a while at a Royal Air Force base. There her interest in English culture deepened.
In 1991 Rebecca Gablé began studying literature and mediaeval studies in English and German at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf . In the spring of 1996 she completed her studies with a master's degree .
For several years Gablé was looking for a publisher for her first crime novel Jagdfieber . The book was published by Bastei Lübbe Verlag in 1995 . The novel was nominated for the Friedrich-Glauser-Krimipreis .
Another thriller followed, The Colors of the Chameleon . Gablé could not live on the fee for the crime novels, so she worked as a translator for various publishers.
The commercial breakthrough came in 1997 with her first historical novel The Smile of Fortuna , of which around 200,000 copies were sold in the first year after publication. After that she wrote two more detective novels. From 1999 to 2000 she held a teaching position at Heinrich Heine University in Old English literature. Another historical novel followed in 2000 with The Second Kingdom . Since then, Gablé has turned to historical novel writing, all of which climbed onto bestseller lists. In addition to the ongoing series about the history of the (fictional) Waringham family , which is closely linked to the English ruling houses of the Middle Ages and the early modern period, Gablé wrote other novels that also take place in the English Middle Ages.
Gablé joined the group of authors of German-language crime literature (the " Syndicate "), whose spokeswoman she was for three years. She also became a member of the historical novel Quo Vadis group of authors .
In addition to literature, she is interested in (medieval) history and above all in music. She plays the piano and has been singing in a band for many years. Rebecca Gablé and her husband live in Wickrath and Mallorca .
- 2006 Silver laurel of the Sir Walter Scott Prize from the historical novel Quo Vadis for The Guardians of the Rose
- 2010 LovelyBooks Readers Award in the Historical Novel category for Job's brothers
- 2011 LovelyBooks Readers Award in the Historical Novel category for The Dark Throne
- 2013 LovelyBooks Readers Award in the Historical Novel category for The Head of the World
- 2015 LovelyBooks Readers Award in the Historical Novel category for The Palace of the Seas
- 2017 LovelyBooks Readers Award in the Historical Novel category for The Foreign Queen
- 2019 LovelyBooks Readers Award in the Historical Novel category for Devil's Crown
- Fortuna's smile , 1997
- The Keepers of the Rose , 2005
- The Game of Kings , 2007
- The Dark Throne , 2011
- The Palace of the Seas , 2015
- Devil's Crown , 2019
- The King of the Purple City , 2002, is in part a prequel to the first volume in the Waringham series
- Hunting Fever , 1995
- The colors of the chameleon , 1996
- The last Allegretto , 1998
- The Florian Principle , 1999
Otto the Great series
- The Head of the World , 2013
- The Foreign Queen , 2017 ( No. 1 on the Spiegel bestseller list from May 6 to 12, 2017 )
Popular science non-fiction books
- Of perplexed people and lions' hearts - An entertaining but useful story of the English Middle Ages , 2008
- Reliquary Blood , 2006
- God's Judgment , 2006
- The Settlers of Catan , 2003
- The seven heads . 2004, historical novel, joint work of 12 authors
- The twelfth day . 2006, historical novel, joint work of 12 authors
As a translator
- Richard Wagamese: Guardian of the Drum. From Canadian English (Keeper'n me). Schneekluth, Munich 1997; Bastei-Lübbe TB, Bergisch Gladbach 2000
- Literature by and about Rebecca Gablé in the catalog of the German National Library
- Rebecca Gablé's website
- “I'll tell you how it could have been” - Interview with Rebecca Gablé , Glarean Magazine (September 2011)
- Online magazine for historical novels
- Interview on www.leser-welt.de
- Rebecca Gablé in an interview with Audible
- Rolf Schmitz: The queen of the historical novel . In: welt.de. September 30, 2001.
- See curriculum vitae on Gablé's website.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Krane-Müschen, Ingrid|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 25, 1964|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Wickrath , Mönchengladbach|