Susanne Gregor, born in 1981 in Žilina, Slovakia, moved to Austria with her parents in 1990, studied German literature and journalism, then taught at the University of New Orleans. She has been living in Vienna since 2005. In 2010 she was awarded the Exile Literature Prize Writing between Cultures. In 2011 she published her debut novel Kein eigener Ort. Her novel Territorien was published in 2015 and her short story collection Unter Wasser in 2018.