Zora del Buono, born in Zurich in 1962, studied architecture in Zurich and Berlin and initially worked for several years as an architect and site manager. In 1998 she completed a postgraduate degree in set design at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences. She is a co-founder of the magazine mare, which first appeared in 1997 and to which she still contributes. Zora del Buono has been a freelance writer since 2008. She lives and works in Berlin and Zurich.