Florian Kessler was born in Heidelberg in 1981. He studied creative writing and cultural journalism Hildesheim, where he also completed his doctorate in literature. As a freelance journalist, he writes for German daily newspapers »Zeit«, »Süddeutsche Zeitung« and »Tagesspiegel« among others. 2013 saw the release of his non-fictional work »Mut Bürger. Die Kunst des neuen Demonstrierens« (tr. »Citizens with Courage«), which received the Nicolas Born Debut Award. Florian Kessler lives in Berlin.