About Roland Schimmelpfennig
Roland Schimmelpfennig, born in 1967, is Germany’s most-performed contemporary dramatist. He worked as a journalist in Istanbul, going on to study directing. His first position as a director was at the Munich Kammerspiele. He has been working as a freelance writer since 1996. Schimmelpfennig’s plays have been staged in more than 40 countries, to great success. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag has published ten years of his dramatic work in the volume Die Frau von früher and Trilogie der Tiere. His first novel An einem klaren, eiskalten Januarmorgen zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts, published in 2016, was on the shortlist for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize.