Sabine Scho was born on September 1, 1970 in Ochtrup, Germany. She studied New Philology and Philosophy in Munster. From 2001 to 2005 she lived in Hamburg; from 2006 in São Paulo, Brazil; and from 2008 in Berlin.
As part of Literarischen März 2001, the city of Darmstadt awarded her, along with Silke Scheuermann, the Leonce-und-Lena-Preis. From English, French, and Portuguese, Sabina Scho translates the work of Judith Beveridge, Major Jackson, Denise Desautels, Karen Solie und Ricardo Domeneck, among others.