Helena P. Schrader

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Occupation Diplomat, Historian and Novelist
Introduction Helena P. Schrader is a former U.S. diplomat, who earned her PhD in Modern History from the University of Hamburg. She spent roughly one-third of her life in Berlin and first explored the pivotal events of the Berlin Crisis 1948-1949 in her comprehensive non-fiction study The Blockade Breakers: The Berlin Airlift. Schrader is the author of nineteen novels, eleven of which have earned a total of 31 literary awards and 23 lesser accolades. Before winning First Place in the Feathered Quill Book Awards 2024, Cold Peace was runner-up for “Book of the Year 2023” from the Historical Fiction Company, in addition to earning gold in the category wartime fiction and winning silver from Readers Favorites, a Mediacrest Award and a Brag Medallion.