Daniel Mezger studied acting at the Berne University of Music and Theatre and worked several years at the theatres in Göttingen, Germany. Since 2004 he lives and works as a writer, actor and musician in Zurich. He also studied at the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel and is the singer of the band “A Bang and a Whimper”. Daniel Mezger made a name for himself a playwright; his plays were invited to various festivals and got staged in Germany and Switzerland, Austria and Argentina. He had been nominated by “Theater heute” as upcoming playwright of the year and won the prize of the Swiss Society of Authors. He was invited to the Playwrights’ Festival of the Deutsches Theater Berlin and to the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize. His first novel “Land spielen” was published in 2012, it was critically acclaimed, awarded with the Werkjahr by the City of Zurich.