Fiston Mwanza Mujila, born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, lives and works in Graz. He writes poetry, prose and plays and teaches African literature at the University of Graz. He has received numerous awards for his debut novel Tram 83
. The German premiere of his play (his first written in German) At the time of the queen mother (Zu der Zeit der Königinmutter)
will take in December 2019 for the Deutsches Theater Berlin at the Box.