Indrek Hargla, born in 1970, has been a freelance author since 1999 when he sold his first science fiction novella. He has won the Estonian Science Fiction Award 17 times, and has published four short fiction collections of science fiction and horror. He is best known domestically and internationally as a writer of the Apothecary Melchior medieval crime novels, which now run to six volumes and have been translated into French, Finnish, Hungarian, Latvian, English and German. He was awarded the Honorary Award from the Finnish Society of Crime Fiction, and the Honorary Medal from the town of Caunes-Minervois, France, among other awards. He has written several stage plays and TV screenplays, which have been successful in many European countries. He is currently writing the 7th book in the Apothecary Melchior series and writing scipts for major movies based on the first two books in the series, which will hit the screens in 2020 and 2021.