Franzobel is the pseudonym of the Austrian writer (Franz) Stefan Griebl. He was born on 1 March 1967 in Vöcklabruck. He is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the 1997 Wolfgang Weyrauch Prize and the 1998 Kassel Literary Prize. In 2017, he won the prestigious Nicolas Born Prize and was long-listed for the German Book Prize for his novel Das Floß der Medusa. He lives in Vienna.