Elis Monteverde Burrau was born in 1992 in Stockholm, Sweden, where he currently lives with his wife and daughter. His body of work contains mainly poetry, but also novels and plays. He has, since his acclaimed debut in 2016 with the collection “and we continued doing something touching”, published five physical books and much more text in different genres online. A big part of Monteverde Burrau’s practice includes collaborations with other poets and artists, for instance he runs the itinerant avantgarde hub Antikvariat Frankfurt together with the writer (and former postman) Ludvig Köhler. He also, with a consistent frenzy, experiments with acting and singing, more or less successfully. Monteverde Burrau refers to himself as a crooner, but he is not quite sure what that means. This year his first play, “A sketch about artistic integrity”, premieres in Malmö, Sweden. It is a child-prohibited tragedy written for puppets.