Born in Burgenland, Austria in 1979, Berger studied philosophy in Vienna, where he lives as a freelance author. He has taught at the Mozarteum University Salzburg and at Bowling Green State University in the US, and was co-editor of the pan-European online magazine Versopolis. Berger has published novels, plays, essays and anthologies, and has been awarded numerous prizes and grants for his work. Recent novels include "Das Streichelinstitut" (2010), "Ein Versprechen von Gegenwart" (2013) and "Im Jahr des Panda" (2016). His new novel "Der Präsident" is published by Residenz Verlag in autumn 2020.