Frederic Wianka grew up in the GDR, Potsdam and Schwerin. His application to leave East Germany was approved on the 9th of November 1989 at 3pm. He studied history, political science and sociology in Berlin. His first public reading,was held in the year 2009 as part of the reading series “Schöneberg liest”. In 2010 he won the Günter-Bruno-Fuchs literature prize.