Finn-Ole Heinrich was born in north Germany in 1982, and is a writer and filmmaker. He started out on Germany’s flourishing slam scene, before publishing his first short story collection Die Taschen voll Wasser in 2005. In 2007 came the novel Räuberhände, followed by the short stories Gestern war auch schon ein Tag in 2009, from which this story is taken. His writing focuses on characters on the margins of society, often looking at disability, ethnicity, and friendship from an unusual perspective. He has won fifteen different stipends, grants, and prizes for his films and writing since 2002.