Tabea Steiner

Tabea Steiner was born in 1981. She studied German and ancient history. She grew up on a farm in the east of Switzerland. Bern is home to her now. Her writing explores the complexity of the seemingly simple, by way of meticulously composed, high-resolution word pictures. Harsh realities and claustrophobic worlds are the backdrop for heavy-footed and tender human exchanges. Often it is inconspicuous gestures that are placed beneath the magnifying-glass lens. Tabea Steiner received the Literature Award of the International Lake Constance Conference in 2009 and was a participant of the Authors’ Workshop at the Literary Colloquium, Berlin, in 2011. She spent the summer of 2014 as Artist in Residence in Genoa, working on her first novel.