Daniel Mezger was born in 1978 in Switzerland. He studied acting in Bern, then worked for several years at theatres and now lives in Zürich. He studied at the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel, where he now teaches regularly as a guest lecturer, and is the singer in the band A Bang And A Whimper. Mezger’s plays are staged in all German-speaking countries and were awarded with diverse prizes. With an excerpt from Land spielen he was invited to the Ingeborg-Bachmann-Competition. The novel was published in 2012 by Salis, was nominated for the Rauriser Literaturpreis 2013 and awarded with the Werkjahr of the city of Zürich. His current novel project Alles außer ich was awarded with a grant from the Pro Helvetia and the Werkjahr of the canton of Zürich and will be published in 2019 by Salis.