was born 1982 in Graz. In 2001, he began his studies in German Language and Literature and Mathematics in his hometown. At the same time, he published poems and short stories in magazines and on Austrian radio. His début novel, »Söhne und Planeten« (tr: »Sons and Planets«), published in 2007, was shortlisted for the prestigious Aspekte Literature Prize. It was followed in 2009 by »Die Frequenzen« (tr: »The Frequencies«), his second book, which was awarded the Bremen Literature Prize.