Dana Ranga, born in Bucharest in 1964, moved to Germany in 1987. Her mother came from Silesia and her father from Romania. Between 1995 and 2009, she translated poetry from Romanian and English, published her own poetry in international literary journals and made documentary films. So far she has written two radio plays and produced radio features on the subject of poetry and literature. She was Stadtschreiberin of Graz 2012 / 2013. Her publications include the poetry volumes „Wasserbuch“ (Suhrkamp Verlag 2011) and „Cosmos!“ (Matthes & Seitz 2020).