I am Florian Wacker. I write Poetry & Code.

I was born in Stuttgart in 1980 and studied orthopaedagogy before attending the Deutsches Literaturinstitut in Leipzig. I have worked as a carer for young people and people with disabilities as well as in child and adolescent psychiatry. My work has been published by mairisch Verlag, Verlagshaus Jacoby & Stuart and Verlag der Autoren. I live in Frankfurt am Main and work as writer and web developer.

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Foto: Melina Mörsdorf
  • 2015 – Oldenburger children’s and young adult book prize
  • 2015 – Second prize winner Swabian Literary Award
  • 2015 – Limburg-Prize
  • 2014 – Finalist PROSANOVA Literary Award
  • 2014 – Grant from the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg
  • 2013 – Third prize winner Swabian Literary Award
  • 2013 – Prize winner at the Wartholz Literary Award
  • 2013 – Grant from the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
  • 2011 – Grant from the Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung
  • 2010 – Second prize winner at the MDR Literary Award