Daniel Höra, born in Hannover, grew up in a high-rise housing estate on the outskirts of the city. After finishing school, he worked as a taxi driver, waiter, furniture carrier, warehouse worker and geriatric nurse before he completed his secondary education. In 2009 his highly acclaimed young adult debut novel Gedisst was published. His third youth book Brown Earth was awarded several prizes. Daniel Höra lives as a freelance writer in Berlin.