Daniel-BatlinerLiechtenstein-born writer Daniel Batliner was born on June 23, 1988, in Vaduz and grew up in Eschen. Besides his independent work he also writes for magazines, companies, governments and theatres. He is member of the writer’s associations PEN Liechtenstein and IG Wort. He studied Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Lucerne and European Integration at the University of Groningen. He wrote several plays („Wodka Nicotschow” (2012), „Einmal Oberland, bitte!” (2012), „Schwarze Farbe auf Leinwand” (2013)). On many occasions he was on stage himself as a comedian, moderator or actor. In addition to his writing work, Daniel Batliner was co-organizer of the Literatursalon, a platform for writers, between 2011-2014. He received international recognition when his short story, A Malcontent’s Monologue, was published in the American anthology “Best European Fiction 2013″. In November 2012, he was awarded with the „Prix Kujulie”, a prize for young artists in Liechtenstein. In November 2013 he was invited to do a public reading of his work at the highly-esteemed Goethe-Institut in Washington. In July 2014, he participated at the Kikinda Short in Serbia and at the Interplay Festival for young Playwrights in Austria. In January 2015, he spent a month as an Artist-in-Resident in Latvia.