Bijan Moini, born near Karlsruhe in 1984, is a lawyer, political scientist and civil rights activist with German-Iranian roots. After earning his doctorate and completing his legal clerkship in Hong Kong and Berlin, he worked as a lawyer for a commercial law firm. When the idea for his novel came to him, he quit and devoted himself to writing. In 2019, 'The Cube' was published by Atrium Verlag. Today, he works for the Society for Freedom Rights and appears on television, radio, and in numerous print and online media as an expert on freedom rights. Moini lives with his family in Berlin.