Carmen Eller, born 1976 in Schweinfurt, Germany, is a literary critic and freelance journalist. She studied English language and literary studies, German philology and cultural representation and promotion in Bamberg, Edinburgh and Madrid. She spent some time in Cluj-Napoca, Rumania as stipendiary of the Robert-Bosch-Stiftung before moving to Moscow as editor for the moskauer deutschen zeitung and freelance journalist. She converged her experiences in Russia into a book under the title “Ein Jahr in Moskau: Reise in den Alltag” (herder, Freiburg, 2014). As a freelance journalist she writes for die welt, der spiegel, die zeit and others. Eller lives in Berlin.