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Helena P. Schrader
Historian, Novelist, Diplomat
Helena P. Schrader holds a PhD in History from the University of Hamburg, which she earned with a ground-breaking biography of the German Resistance leader General Friedrich Olbricht. She has published four non-fiction works on modern European history, and twelve novels. She has also published essays in the leading academic journal on Ancient Sparta: "Sparta: Journal of ancient Spartan and Greek History." Three of her novels received literary awards.
Schrader is a career diplomat. In June 2010, she was awarded the "Dr. Bernard LaFayette Lifetime Achievement Award for Promoting the Institutionalization of Nonviolence Ideals in Nigeria." She has lived on five continents, speaks four languages and owns property in what was once Lacedaemon, which she visits regularly.