Gerhild Steinbuch (born in 1983 in Mödling, Austria) studied Creative Writing for the Stage in Graz. In 2004, she took part in the Royal Court Theatre’s Summer School in London as well as the Werkstatttage workshop at the Burgtheater in Vienna. Gerhild Steinbuch writes prose and theatre plays and has received numerous grants and awards, among them the Reinhard-Priessnitz Award (2005). In 2005 she was nominated for the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Award. In 2007/2008 she was a resident at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. In 2008/2009 she was artist in residence at Schauspielhaus Wien. For the work on her first novel she received a scholarship by Austria's ministry of education, art and culture in 2009/2010.