Nora Bossong was born in Bremen in 1982. She studied creative writing at the Institute for German Literature, Leipzig, and comparative literature at Humboldt University, Berlin. She is best known for her first two novels, Gegend (2007) and Webers Protokoll (2009). Her poetry collection Sommer vor den Mauern was awarded the Peter Huchel Prize in 2012. She lives in Berlin.