© Nikolai Makarow
Bernd Wagner was born in 1948 in Wurzen (Saxony). He initially worked as a teacher, but since 1977 has been publishing novels, short stories, children’s books, essays, poems and plays. From 1982 to 1985 he co-edited the illegal literary journal Mikado. In 1985, he was expatriated by the East German authorities from East Berlin to West Berlin, where he still lives today.
Bernd Wagner is currently writer-in-residence in Dresden.