Barbi Marković was born in Belgrade and studied German language and literature in Belgrade and Vienna. She worked as an editor at the Rende publishing house in Belgrade until she moved to Vienna in 2006. In 2009, she caused a sensation with the Thomas Bernhard remix novel Ausgehen (Izlazenje, 2006), and in 2011/2012, she was the city writer of Graz. Short stories, plays, radio plays and numerous awards followed. In 2016, the novel Superheldinnen was published, which is the first novel that Barbi Marković has written partly in German and partly in Serbian. For Superheldinnen, she received the Alpha Literature Prize in 2016, the Adelbert von Chamisso Promotion Prize in 2017, the Georg Saiko Travel Scholarship in 2018, and the Reinhard Prissnitz Prize in 2019. In 2018, Superheldinnen was staged as a play at the Volkstheater in Vienna. Her most recent works include the radio play Frag die Angst for WDR 3, the dance The Resident (Korzo, Amsterdam), and the play Staub with Theater im Bahnhof, Graz.
February 10th, 2020