Edgar Rai, born in 1967, actually comes from a small town in Hesse. Studying English and music led him to Berlin, and the big city has cast a spell on him ever since. He has been an author since 2001. He also taught Creative Writing at the Freie Universität, Berlin from 2003 to 2008. His past day jobs have been as multi-faceted as the characters in his novels: choir conductor, basketball coach, editor, contractor ... Since 2012, he has been co-owner of the book store Uslar & Rai in Berlin.