Ilija Matusko, born in 1980, studied sociology and political sciences. He lives and works in Berlin and writes for publications such as taz. die tageszeitung. He was selected for artists’ residency programmes at the Herrenhaus Edenkoben and the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen as well as for the Alfred Döblin Scholarship in Berlin. Verdunstung in der Randzone is his debut, for which he was awarded a fellowship by the Fritz-Hüser-Institut before its publication.