Werner Rohner was born 1975 in Zurich. After his studies of philosophy, German literature and film science in Zurich and Vienna, he worked as a secretary, as a sports journalist and movie critic. 2012 he finished his study of literary writing at Swiss Institute for Literature in Biel. Werner Rohner writes plays and has published in several magazines and anthologies.
He was a scholar at Literaturhaus München, the 10th Klagenfurter Literaturkurs, the Autorenwerkstatt Prosa at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin and at Istituto Svizzero di Roma. In 2012 he was given a grant by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. Rohner published his first novel Das Ende der Schonzeit at Lenos 2014 for which he was granted the Werkjahr der Stadt Zürich and nominated for the Rauriser Literaturpreis.