Constantin Göttfert was born in 1979 in Vienna. After his studies at the pedagogical college he majored in German literature and cultural science in Vienna. In 2006 Göttfert was awarded the international Wiener Werkstattpreis. He was a student at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig and in 2008 scholar at the Klagenfurter Literaturkurs. He was given the scholarship of the Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung in the Budmerice mansion in Slovakia as well as the scholarship of the Literaturforum Schwaz in a franciscan monastery in Tirol. 2011 he was a resident at the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin. Göttfert lives in Vienna.