Mia Raben, born 1977 in Hamburg, studied political science and European law, completed her master's degree at the German Literature Institute and worked as a freelance correspondent in Warsaw. In 2016 she was invited to the novel workshop of the Bayerischen Akademie des Schreibens at Literaturhaus München. She received the Albrecht Lempp Scholarship from the lcb and the Scholarship from the Polish Book Institute, which enabled her to spend a writing stay in Krakow. In 2022 she received the scholarship of the artist village Schöppingen. Mia Raben lives as a freelance journalist in Hamburg.