Philipp Löhle was born 1978 in Ravensburg. He studied History, Drama, and Media Sciences as well as German literature in Erlangen and in Rome. While getting his degree, he started writing for the stage, and worked in journalism as well as in film. In 2007, Löhle won a commission from the Stückemarkt (play market) of the Berliner Theatertreffen. His play Name: Gospodin won him a fellowship from the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (German Industrial Association), and was nominated for the Mülheimer Dramatikerpreis (drama award) in 2008. Also in 2008, Lily Link earned him the Jury Award of the Heidelberger Stückemarkt. For his plays Das Ding and Du (Normen) he was nominated for the Mülheimer Dramatikerpreis again in 2012 and 2014, Das Ding won the Mülheim audience award. Philipp Löhle was the playwright-in-residence for the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, the Nationaltheater Mannheim and for the Staatstheater Mainz.