Katrin Schumacher earned her PhD in literary studies and has worked as an editor at the German public broadcasting company MDR since 2009. In 2016 she was appointed editor-in-chief for the department Literature/Film/Theatre at MDR Kultur where she is also the chief literature editor. Born in Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Katrin Schumacher studied in Bamberg, Antwerp and Hamburg. She has taught at several universities and published books on various subjects, e.g. David Lynch, Arthur Schnitzler, contemporary literature, monster theory and photography. Prior to her position as editor at MDR, she worked as a moderator for rbb kulturradio, as well as for the public broadcasters WDR, NDR and Deutschlandradio Kultur. She is a member of several literary juries and is one of the moderators of the television show “Buchzeit” on 3sat.