completed a year’s practical theatre training as an intern and actor at the ‘Junge Burg’ at the Burgtheater in Vienna, then went on to study theatre directing at the Theaterakademie Hamburg. During his training he was invited to stage productions at several festivals, and in 2019 he was awarded the Nestroy Prize for Best Young Director. He has staged productions at various theatres including the Landestheater Niederösterreich and Schauspielhaus Hamburg, and is currently director in residence at the Deutsches Theater Göttingen. He has published short stories and poetry in literary magazines and anthologies. "The Abolition of Weekdays" is his first novel.