Lukas Bärfuss’s (b. 1971 in Thun, Switzerland) work to date includes novels, plays and essays and has been translated into twenty languages. He has won a number of awards, including the Berlin Literary Prize and the Mühlheim Award for Dramatists. His latest novel, Hagard, was published by Wallstein Verlag in 2017. Bärfuss is based in Zürich and Paris.