Margit Knapp was born in 1960 in Schwaz, Tyrol, and studied German, French and theater arts in Innsbruck and Vienna. She obtained her PhD with a dissertation on Italo Svevo and currently lives in Berlin. From 1995 till 2007, she worked as an editor for Klaus Wagenbach Verlag. From 2008 on she is working as an editor for Rowohlt Verlag. Additonaly she works as film author and journalist.