Julia Rothenburg was born in 1990 in Berlin. She studied Sociology and Political Science in Freiburg and Berlin. In 2015, she won the Retzhof Award for Young Literature for the manuscript Koslik ist krank (Koslik is sick). In 2017, her debut novel Koslik ist krank was published by the Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt. Her second book, hell/dunkel (light/dark) followed in 2019. In the same year she was awarded a one-year scholarship for literature by the German State of Baden-Württemberg. Also in 2019, Koslik ist krank was made into a radio play for the public channel NDR, which was nominated for the Deutscher Hörspielpreis (German Radio Play Award) in 2020. In 2021, she received the Bayern2-Wortspiele-Award for her third novel, Mond über Beton.