born 1987 in Leisnig (Saxony), studied dramaturgy, new German literature and psychology at Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich and the Bayrische Theaterakademie Munich. She then studied at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut in Leipzig. She has published her stories in anthologies such as "5 von 12. Geschichten junger Münchner Autoren" and "Tippgemeinschaft 2012. Jahresanthologie der Studierenden des Deutschen Literaturinstituts Leipzig". Katja Buschmann lives in Leipzig and on the countryside. "Alles, was Sie über Philine Blank wissen müssen" is her first novel.