Matthias Symann was born in Dortmund in 1967. Today he lives - after spending some time of his life in Trier and the Hunsrück Mountains – in Nierstein near the Rhine. He runs the Kornsand-Verlag with its program of postcards and the Kornsand-Agentur.

Since 1997 he has worked as a publishing representative for publisher's such as Gerstenberg and Peter Hammer – until he had to give up his profession due to health reasons. His first book is composed of the experiences he made while travelling through Germany.