Katja Brunner, born in Zurich in 1992, studied creative writing in Bern and Berlin. In 2012 she participated in the Vienna Burgtheater's Werkstatttagen (workshop days). In 2013, she was invited to Heidelberg's »Stückemarkt« festival with die hölle ist auch nur eine sauna (hell is also just a sauna). The same year she won the dramatist award of Mülheim for von den beinen zu kurz (of too short legs), and the Theater heute magazine critics' survey voted her »Young Author of the Year«. During the 2014/2015 season, Katja Brunner was an author in residence at Lucerne's city theatre. In the summer of 2015 she was a fellow at Berlin's Literary Colloquium.