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Joachim Meyerhoff was born in Homburg/Saar in 1967 and grew up in Schleswig. For fourteen years he was an ensemble member of the Vienna Burgtheater. In his six-part cycle "Alle Toten fliegen hoch" (All the Dead Fly High) he appeared on stage as a storyteller and was invited to the 2009 Theatertreffen. In 2007 he was voted actor of the year. For his debut novel he was awarded the Franz Tumler Literature Prize in 2011 and the Bremen Literature Prize in 2012. In September 2016 he received the Nicolas Born Debut Prize, the Euregio Pupils Literature Prize, and in January 2017 the Carl Zuckmayer Medal of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. In May 2017, Joachim Meyerhoff was accepted into the Academy of Arts in the performing arts section and was voted Actor of the Year 2017 by the trade journal Theater heute. In 2018 he received the Jonathan Swift Prize for Satire and Humour for his prose work. Since 2019 Joachim Meyerhoff has been a member of the Berlin Schaubühne ensemble.