Mathias Traxler was born in 1973 in Basle. He lives and works as a writer and translator in Berlin. In 2011 his book You’re welcome was published, followed in 2016 by Unterhaltungsessays (both kookbooks). He is a regular contributor to magazines, most recently IDIOME. Hefte für Neue Prosa and Transistor – Zeitschrift für zeitgenössische Lyrik and anthologies, including Moderne Poesie in der Schweiz (Limmat 2013) and Unmögliche Liebe. Die Kunst des Minnesangs in neuen Übertragungen (Hanser 2017).