Tina Müller was born in 1980 in Zurich. She did a degree in cultural studies in Hildesheim and studied dramatic writing at the UdK University of the Arts Berlin. In 2007/2008 she won the Autoren labor competition at the Schauspielhaus in Düsseldorf with her play Verlassen (Abandoned). For the plays she wrote as a youth – Bikini in 2008 and 8 Väter (8 Fathers) in 2010 – she won several awards. In 2017 she was awarded the Mülheim Children’s Play Prize for Dickhäuter (The Thick-Skinned).