Sebastian Polmans, born in 1982, studied liberal arts and music at the Universities of Siegen, Hildesheim and Rome. He published in the literary magazines manuskripte, Style and the Family Tunes, [K]améleon and Am Erker and was co-editor of the  BELLA triste.
He received the audience-award at the Open Mike competition in 2010, in 2011 he was awarded the Jürgen-Ponto-Preis and in 2013 the Kranichsteiner Literturförderpreis.