born in 1957 in Graz. He wrote his first book together with Niklas Stiller in 1983, titled »Der große Hirnriß« (tr. The Great Madness), a literary debate between the old 1968 and the cynical 1980s generation. An honorary member of the Chaos Computer Club, he has written articles on the digitalisation of society for numerous magazines as well as for blogs from 2006 onwards. Glaser received the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize in 2002 for his short story collection »Geschichte von Nichts« (2003; tr. Story of Nothing). He lives in Berlin.