Ulrike Syha (born in 1976 in Wiesbaden) studied Dramaturgy in Leipzig and worked as an assistant director. In 2002, Ulrike Syha received the renowned Kleist-Förderpreis for young dramatists for her play Autofahren in Deutschland. Her play Nomaden was nominated for the Mülheim Dramatists’ Award in 2003. She has received residency grants for the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart (2006), the Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen (2007), the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (2008), the Jószef Attila Kreis in Budapest (2008) the Casa Baldi in Rome (2008) and the Kuenstlerhaus Lukas in Visby/Sweden (2009) and was awarded the City of Hamburg's scholarship for literature in 2010. In 2009/10 she was author in residence at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. Ulrike Syha has also translated plays by Alan Ayckbourn, Martin Crimp, Wallace Shawn and Davide Enia into German for Rowohlt Theater Verlag.