Kathrin Röggla, born in Salzburg in 1971, lives in Berlin. She works as an author of prose and drama and develops radio plays. She has received numerous awards for her books, including the Italo Svevo Award, the Anton Wildgans Award and the Arthur Schnitzler Award; “we don’t sleep” was included on the SWR List of Best Books and won the Bruno Kreisky Award for political books. Some of her publications include the prose volumes “No one laughs backwards”, “Rushing Away”, “the vigilants”, which was honored with the Franz Hessel award, as well as collected essays and plays under the title “better would be: none”. Most recently, she published “Night Broadcast. Uncanny Stories” (2016).