Jürg Halter was born in 1980 in Bern, where he lives most of the time. Halter is a writer, musician, and performance artist.
He is one of the foremost Swiss authors of his generation and is a pioneer of the new German spoken word movement. He studied visual arts at the Bern University of the Arts. His works include the play Mondkreisläufer, first performed in 2016 and published in 2017 by Der gesunde Menschenversand; Das 48-Stunden-Gedicht (Wallstein, 2016), with Shuntaro Tanikawa; and the novel Erwachen im 21. Jahrhundert (Zytglogge Verlag, 2018). www.juerghalter.com