Sibylle Berg was born in Weimar. And lives nowadays as a Swiss citizen in Zurich. Her work inclused 25 theatre plays, 15 novelsa and was translated into 34 languages.

She acted as editor and wrote radio plays and essays. Since January 2011 Berg has been writing the bi-weekly column S.P.O.N. - Ask Ms. Sibylle (Fragen Sie Frau Sibylle) for Spiegel Online.

Regularly, Sibylle Berg organizes evenings in collaboration with other artists, such as: A day with... Sibylle Berg and friends at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, in which around 50 different artists took part, as well as her reading tours, for which she collaborates with the band Kreidler, the musician Mary Ocher and many others.

In 2016 Sibylle Berg was a guest at Frieze London with her play Wonderland Avenue in collaboration with Sebastian Nübling and Claus Richter.

International artists Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Mathilde ter Heijne, Jon Pylypchuk, and Erwin Koch participated in the art/theatre project Von denen überleben (Of the ones who survive) at Schauspielhaus Zürich, curated by Ms. Berg together with Raphael Gygax. In 2016/17 Ms. Berg worked alongside Jan Böhmermann and Olli Schulz on the ZDFneo talk show Böhmermann&Schulz.

She is also a supporter of the Charter of Fundamental Digital Rights of the European Union and initiated the project DieKanon in 2018.

She is socio-politically active for digital rights and in this context also acts as the co-initiator of the Swiss referendum against insurance spies. In her free time, Sibylle Berg practises martial arts and strength training.


2000: Marburg Literature Award (for the novel Amerika)
2006/07: Scholarchip Landis & Gyr London
2008: Wolfgang-Koeppen-Preis
2012: Award of City Zurich
2014: Theater heute magazine's play of the year award for "And Now: The World - The So-Called Outside Means Nothing To Me"
2016: Friedrich-Luft-Prize for the play "And then came Mirna"
2016: War Blinded Audio Play Prize for the play "And Now: The World"
2016: Audience Prize of Mülheimer Festival "Stücke 2016" for "And then came Mirna"
2016: Else-Lasker-Schüler Drama Prize
2018: Kasseler Literaturpreis für grotesken Humor