Gert Loschütz, born in Genthin in 1946, is the author of several novels, short-story collections, poetry books as well as radio and theatre plays and film scripts. Gert Loschütz is the recipient of several accolades and scholarships, including the Ernst Reuter Prize and the Rheingau Literature Award. His novel Dunkle Gesellschaft was shortlisted for the German Book Prize in 2005. His novel Ein schönes Paar, published in 2018, was again nominated for this award. It also made it on the shortlist of the Wilhelm Raabe Literature Prize. The author lives with his family in Berlin.