Maximilian Dorner was born in Munich in 1973, where he also lives. He studied dramaturgy at the Bavarian Theatre Academy as a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation. He has been working as an author and director since 2000. In 2009 he presented an opera production at the Pasinger Fabrik, in 2015 a comedy show, two years later the first opera libretto. In the meantime he has published nine books. He was awarded the Bavarian Arts Promotion Prize for his debut novel.