Katja Brunner, born in Zurich in 1991, is an author and currently Switzerland's most successful playwright. Her plays tell virulent, decidedly gynocentric and always humorous stories.

In 2010 she wrote her play von den beinen zu kurz, which premiered at the Theater Winkelwiese in Zurich. Followed by 2012, where she took part in the workshop days of the Vienna Burgtheater and in 2013 was invited to the Heidelberg Stückemarkt with her play die hölle ist auch nur eine sauna, won the Mülheim Playwrights' Prize with the German premiere of von den beinen zu kurz and was voted Young Playwright of the Year in the critics' poll by the magazine Theater heute. In the 2014/2015 season, she was an in-house playwright at the Lucerne Theatre and was awarded a scholarship at the Literary Colloquium Berlin in the summer of 2015. In February 2018, Brunner was awarded with the sponsorship prize for cultural work by the state council of Zürich for her work, in which she was given a year of time for a draft novel by the City of Zurich in 2016.

Most recently, in December 2017, the commissioned her work Den Schlächtern Ist Kalt or Ohlalahelvetig, which will premiere at the Schauspielhaus Zurich. Her most recent play Die Hand Ist Ein Einsamer Jäger is an urgent poetic appeal, an invocation of multiform women's bodies and a multi-voiced declaration of war on supposed interpretive sovereignties.

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