Franz Hohler was born in Biel in 1943. He grew up in Olten. He studied German and Romance literature in Zurich, but broke off his studies after five semesters. Since then he works as self-employed writer, cabaret artist and singer-songwriter. His work – for which he has been awarded numerous prices – comprises stories, novels, poems, cabaret programs, plays and children’s books. He lives with his wife in Zurich.