Born in rural Salzburg in 1980, Gantner studied comparative literature and currently lives in Vienna. His published novels are “Trockenschwimmer” (2015) and “O.M.” (2018), as well as texts in literary magazines such as “Lichtungen” and “Die Rampe”. He has won numerous awards, including the Theodor Körner Prize (2014) and a residency fellowship at the Literary Colloquium Berlin (2015). Extracts from “Soviel man weiß” (“As Far As We Know”) were awarded the Rauris sponsorship grant and the Floriana Literary Prize (both 2018). Florian Gantner is director of the festival 'Literatur findet Land' since 2019. Most recently published by Residenz Verlag: “Soviel man weiß” (2021).