Thomas Meyer was born in Zurich in 1974. He was working as a copywriter before he published his first novel »Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse« in 2012. Over 100'000 copies of the book have been sold and it received a nomination for the Swiss Book Award. An adaptation of the book was turned into a film for which Meyer himself wrote the screenplay. In 2014 he published his second novel »Rechnung über meine Dukaten« followed by his collection of aphorisms titled »Wäre die Einsamkeit nicht so lehrreich, könnte man glatt daran verzweifeln« and the widely discussed essay »Trennt Euch!«.