born in Berlin in 1953, is a writer and visual artist. He studied philosophy and sociology at the FU Berlin and first worked as a journalist, later also in the fields of advertising, PR, and design. His artistic focus is on the disciplines of painting, sculpture, and photography. He made his literary debut in 2005 with the publication of the novel »Leons Bruder« [tr: Leon’s Brother]. His second novel »Lidijas Nacht« [tr. Lidija’s Night] will be finished in 2023.