Michael Gaeb, born in 1973, studied general and comparative literature and philosophy in Bonn, Toulouse, Edinburgh and Berlin. From 1999 until 2001 he worked for German and French publishers and agencies, from 2001 until 2003 he was joint owner of a literary agency. In 2003 he founded the literary agency Michael Gaeb. From 2003-2005 he was curator of the Berlin international poetry festival. In 2003 he was a fellow of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, in 2007 fellow of Jerusalem Book Fair.