Bodo Hell (*1943 in Salzburg) lives as a poet, essayist and artist in Vienna, and in summer as a dairyman on a Styrian mountain pasture on the Dachstein. In addition to texts, his work also includes photographs, films, radio plays, music albums and plays. He has worked with Friederike Mayröcker, Ernst Jandl, Liesl Ujvary and Hil de Gard, among others. He has been awarded the Erich Fried Prize (1991), the Berlin Literature Prize (1998), the Prize of the City of Vienna (1999), the Prize of the Literature Houses (2003) and the Telekom Prize Klagenfurt (2006). His most recent publications are the essay "Auffahrt" (Dorschl 2019) and, together with Martin Leitner, the radio play "ÖTZI 1991991" (Bibliothek der Provinz 2019).