born in 1983, took Islamic studies, spent time in Cairo and at the Orient-Institut Beirut, then at the German Institute for Literature until 2015. He was a 2014 finalist at the MDR literature competition. He translated from Arabic and English for the Cameo-Kollektiv magazine. His young adult book »Mohammed. Das unbekannte Leben des Propheten« (tr: Mohammed: The Unknown Life of the Prophet) came out in 2015. He made his literary début with »Der böse Mensch« (tr: Evil People) in 2017.