born in Vienna, Bryla grew up in Vienna and Warsaw. She studied economics and subsequently attended the Deutsches Literaturinstitut in Leipzig, where in 2015 she co-founded the literary magazine and author network PS-Politisch Schreiben. She was editor of the monthly magazine an.schläge and has been awarded the STARTStipendium (2013) and the Exil Preis für Prosa (2018). Since 2016, she has provided creative writing courses in prisons and for people with a migrant background. In 2019 she produced the Szenogramme staged reading series in Leipzig. "Roter Affe" (2020) is her first novel.