Daniel Nikolaus Kocher
Born in Zams, Tyrol, in 1981, he trained as a sculptor in Elbigenalp and Munich and achieved a master’s degree in sculpture. He has worked as a freelance artist since 2001 and has workshops in Vienna and Pitztal. He has also participated in numerous international sculpture symposia and exhibitions. In 2005, he won the Dannerpreis award for his art nouveau piece in Munich as well as outdoor installations in Imst, Basel and Umbria. In 2008, he was invited to exhibit at the Innsbruck Kunstbrücke exhibition centre as part of the RLB Art Awards.
Born in 1967 in Hohenems, she is a graduate of the Fashion Design School in Vienna. She then travelled extensively, and has been a freelance author since 1994. She has won numerous prizes and awards, including the Graz Academy’s Playwright Competition in 2000 (theatre) and the ORF [Austrian Broadcasting Corporation] Prize for Film and Television Material 2002 (screenplay). She was also editor of the anthology Austern im Schnee und andere Sommergeschichten [Oysters in the Snow and other Summer Stories] released by Bucher Publishing House in 2008. In 2005, she co-founded and continues to be editor of the literary magazine miromente, which is issued quarterly.