Steffen Mensching, born in 1958 in Berlin, studied Cultural Sciences at Humboldt University Berlin and worked for many years as a freelance author and actor as well as director. Since 2008 he is the artistic director at Theater Rudolstadt. For his novel «Schermanns Augen» (2018) he received the ‘Erich Fried Preis’ and the ‘Preis der Uwe Johnson Gesellschaft’. In 2022, he was awarded the ‘Berliner Literaturpreis der Stiftung Preußische Seehandlung’.
© Lisa Stern