Greta Sykes is a German/English writer and artist. The Defeat of Gilgamesh is her second novel, published in 2020. Her first novel, Under Charred Skies, is a biographical narrative, picturing the lives of her grandmother and mother during the heyday of the Weimar Republic and its tragic end at the start of WW2.
Greta was born in Hamburg but moved to London in her early twenties. She studied art at UCL and holds a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of East London. She is also an associate researcher at University College London.
Her art, paintings and writings examine nature and the role of women in history and society.
Greta lives and works in Crouch End, London and Levanto in Italy. She has two sons.