Deniz Utlu is an author, playwright, editor, and human rights researcher. His first novel, Die Ungehaltenen [The Indignant] (2014) was adapted for the stage at the Maxim Gorki Theater. His second novel, Gegen Morgen [Towards Morning] was published in 2019. His 2012 play Fahrräder könnten eine Rolle spielen [Bicycles Might Play a Part] (co-authored with Sasha Marianna Salzmann) handles the first parliamentary committee on the National Socialist Underground. He lives and works in Berlin.