Amanda Lasker-Berlin was born in Essen in 1994 and directed her first play at the age of 18. After studying liberal arts at Bauhaus University in Weimar, she is studying directing at the Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Baden-Württemberg. Her first novel Elijas Lied (2020) received the debut prize at lit.COLOGNE 2020 and is nominated for Das Debüt 2020 - Bloggerpreis für Literatur. Her second novel Iva atmet was published in spring 2021. She lives in Frankfurt am Main.