Lukas Rietzschel was born in 1994 in Räcklewitz in East-Saxonia and now lives in Görlitz. In 2012 his first publication appeared in the magazine of DIE ZEIT, 2015 Treffen junger Autoren, 2017 winner of the jury and the audience award at poet|bewegt, further publications in various anthologies. For the manuscript of Mit der Faust in die Welt schlagen he received an award at the Retzhof Prize for Young Literature.