Saša Stanišić was born 1978 in Višegrad (Yugoslawia) geboren; since 1992 he is living in Germany. His short stories and novels (Vor dem FestHerkunft a.o.) have been translated into more than 30 languages and he received countless awards, most notably the German Book Prize in 2019.
Currently, he lives in Hamburg – and so does his son Nikolai, who helped him a lot with this book.