born in 1981 in Hamburg, Lotz grew up in the Black Forest region and lives in Leipzig. He writes prose, poetry, and plays. He is a winner of the Kleist dramatists grant, as well as a grant for humorous literature. The 2011 »Theater heute« critics’ poll voted him best young playwright for »Einige Nachrichten an das All« (tr: News for Outer Space). Vienna’s Burg Theater premiere of »Die lächerliche Finsternis« (tr: The Laughable Darkness) has been invited to the 2015 Berlin Theatertreffen.