born in Mainz in 1966, is a German writer and journalist. He studied philosophy, philology, and sociology in Cologne. He then spent ten years in London as a correspondent and editor-in-chief at various magazines. He has lived in Berlin since 2001 and writes about culture and music, including for »Spiegel Online«, »Rolling Stone« and the »Frankfurter Rundschau«. In 2014, a new edition of his biography about Jörg Fauser, »Rebell im Cola-Hinterland« (2004), was published.