Jonas Lüscher, born 1976 in Switzerland, currently lives in Munich. His novella ‚Frühling der Barbaren‘ (Barbarian Spring, C.H.Beck 2013) became a bestseller. It was longlisted for the German Book Award and nominated for the Swiss Book Award. It has been translated into various languages and adapted for the stage. Lüscher won the city of Berne‘s Literature Award, the Hans Fallada Award and the Prix Franz Hessel, among others.