Francesca Liacopoulos-Fawer was born in the year 1952 in Sulzburg, Breisgau, Germany and grew up in Switzerland. She worked in Geneva as a forwarding agent and lived in a kibbutz for a few months. She met her future husband on the Greek island Hydra in the year 1977. Together, they opened a fur store in Switzerland. Since 2008, Francesca Liacopoulos-Fawer is widowed. In the year 2009, she went on a pilgrimage to Sandiago de Compostela, where she wrote her first short stories.