Lorenz Pauli was born 1967 and trained in banking before qualifying as a kindergarten teacher at the Marzili training institution in Berne. He has worked as a kindergarten teacher in Zollikofen since 1989, though only on a part-time basis these days as he is often away on story-telling trips. Armed only with a handful of props and his sympathetic stage presence he manages to fascinate children and adults alike. He lives with his family in Berne. In 2003 he was awarded the honourable mention of the Austrian State Prize for Poetry for Children.