Daniel Wisser (1971), born in Klagenfurt, has been writing prose, poems and lyrics since 1990. In 1994 he founded the Erste Wiener Heimorgelorchester with like-minded people, which has since released many critically acclaimed recordings. In 2003 he published his debut album Dopplergasse acht. In 2011 his text Standby was nominated for the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize and published as a book in the same year. In 2013 Wisser published the award-winning novel Ein weißer Elefant, for which he was awarded the Elias Canetti Scholarship of the City of Vienna. His most recent novel Königin der Berge was awarded the Austrian Book Prize 2018 and the Johann Beer Prize 2018. Daniel Wisser lives and works in Vienna.