Albert Ostermaier was born in Munich in the year 1967 where he lives also today as a free author. In 1995 was the debut performance of the play Zwischen zwei Feuern. Tollertopographie at the Marstall Theatre Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel in Munich. Since this time, Albert Ostermaier is known as one of the main dramatists. In 2018 he wrote Die verlorene Oper. Ruhrepos which was inaugurated in June 2018 as an coproduction of the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen together with the Theatre in Hannover.
His last novel Lenz im Libanon was published 2015 by Suhrkamp and also was translated into Arabic language. Actually a new lyric book Über die Lippen will appear at the beginning of 2019.
Albert Ostermaier is decorated with a multitude of reputable prices, named here the Kleist-Preis, the Bertolt-Brecht-Preis and in the year 2011 the “Welt”-Literaturpreis for his literary work.