Tabea Steiner was born in 1981 and studied history and German language and literature.
She is the founder of the Thun Literature Festival, co-organiser of the Aprillen book festival in Bern, and a member of the jury for the Swiss Literature Awards.
Her debut novel Balg was nominated for the 2019 Swiss Book Prize. In 2020 she was awarded a project grant by the Landis & Gyr Foundation. She was also the recipient in 2021 of the Zollikon art prize and is a member of the RAUF collective of women authors. She lives in Zurich. (2022)