Martin Baltscheit was born in Düsseldorf on 16 September 1965. He studied communication design in Essen. From 1986 to 1992 he was a member of the Junges Ensemble Düsseldorf theatre. He began by drawing comics, and then devoted himself mainly to writing and illustrating books. He has also made many radio plays and cartoon films.
Martin Baltscheit’s play Die besseren Wälder is a modern fairy tale about topical questions of cultural identity. It was awarded German Youth Theatre Prize 2010 and was included in the pool of plays of Kaas & Kappes 2010.