Clemens J. Setz was born in 1982 and now lives in Graz, Austria. He won the 2011 Leipzig Book Fair Prize for the short-story collection Die Liebe zur Zeit des Mahlstädter Kindes. His other books are
Söhne und Planeten (Sons and Planets, 2007) and Die Frequenzen (The Frequencies, 2009). He was shortlisted for the German Book Prize in 2009 and won the Bremen Literature Prize in 2010.