Saša Stanišić was born in 1978 in Višegrad. His father was Serbian while his mother was Bosnian. He and his family fled Bosnia when he was fourteen and went to Heidelberg. He studied German and Slavonic studies in Leipzig, before writing his well-received novel Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert (How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone, which has had considerable critical and commercial success. He has recently written a play, performed in Graz, where he was named writer in residence.
2002 Aus den Quellen des Harotrud. Der Reigen der fünf Schwestern (with Stephanie von Ribbeck)
2006 Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert (How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone) (novel)
2014 Vor dem Fest (novel)
2016 Fallensteller (stories)
2019 Herkunft (novel)